My background sounds a bit like TeflonTom's. I grew up skiing in the winter and playing tennis (on our own court) in the summer.
It is an unfair advantage. My dad took a coaching course (he was a very good player anyway) so all I needed was a reasonable amount of athletic ability to ensure I would be a decent player. And that's how it turned out.
The upside is I get to play at a level that actually does give me some cardio, and because I have been doing it my whole life my legs are conditioned to not fall apart too much.
I agree with whoever said that taking up tennis later in life for health reasons, while not a hopeless idea, isn't such a great one either. It is just really hard to develop a level where a player runs hard enough for long enough to achieve anything.
Although, there is a thing called cardio tennis...
5.0 all courter. Dunlop Bio 400T with cyclone @ 50, Prince CTS Precision 90
"Tennis isn't easy" - Corners
Last edited by Timbo's hopeless slice : 07-19-2012 at 08:50 PM.