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Old 02-23-2004, 01:19 AM   #1
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Default How to find practice partners?

I'm curious what others are doing in order to find suitable practice partners
and available time slots for practice?

Being 36 years, with kids (4 and 6 years old), working full time and wanting to
improve ones tennis - which requires a lot of practice. Since most
of the friends are of the same age and situation - I find it quite hard
to find practice partners who has the time to spend more than
occasional time on the courts.

One thing that sort-of works is to try to find people that
can play early mornings, before work - ie play an hour between
7-8 one or two times a week. Only problem is that most
people are rather sleepy at that hour - and then we have the
problem of people that have jobs where they travel around
the country. Playing on evenings is almost impossible
since most people want to spend time with their kids (as
do I and most courts are fully booked (so it's hard to
find a free slot in case one find an occasional partner).

Something ideal would have been finding a younger player
that doesn't have the burden of kids and that to think of. However,
they probably doesn't want to play an old "NeverWas"-player...
(as a contrast to a "HasBeen" .

Any ideas?
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