do u travel to play tennis tourna vacation?

E46luver

Professional
i heard podcast where older man would go round the country and play seniors tournaments. i think this is nice vacation idea. what are good tennis travel things people do?
i like to go to new city and play tennis for a few days
 

user92626

G.O.A.T.
I wouldn't mind going on these tourna vacations as long as there's a hospital next to the court.



I wanna ask the older crowd. Is it true that older players can die any minutes during a tough match?

My friends kept advising me not to play with older people for this reason. It's very distracting when I'm playing them.
 

heninfan99

Talk Tennis Guru
yes interview was with gold ball champion.
what is gold ball ??
The USTA gives you a small gold ball trophy in a case if you win a category 1 level event. I believe for senior tennis there's four cat 1 events a years. There's also gold balls for younger categories.
 
Yeah. I have had a 25’ toy hauler for years so the will be our digs while we travel.


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I seriously considered doing the same thing when I retired just a few years ago - just sell the house, live in the rv and travel around stopping and playing tennis whenever and wherever. Even thought I might keep notes and write about who and where I played along the way. My problem was I knew nothing about rvs and would have had to learn all about the rv side of things first. I think I could have done it but as it worked out I didn't quit working soon enough. By the time I accumulated enough money to feel super secure in retirement, like I wanted to be, I just got a little too old to pull off a trip like I wanted. I think it would have been great fun. Good luck to you if you decide to do it.
 

user92626

G.O.A.T.
I seriously considered doing the same thing when I retired just a few years ago - just sell the house, live in the rv and travel around stopping and playing tennis whenever and wherever. Even thought I might keep notes and write about who and where I played along the way. My problem was I knew nothing about rvs and would have had to learn all about the rv side of things first. I think I could have done it but as it worked out I didn't quit working soon enough. By the time I accumulated enough money to feel super secure in retirement, like I wanted to be, I just got a little too old to pull off a trip like I wanted. I think it would have been great fun. Good luck to you if you decide to do it.
That's a nice, slightly depressing, account to share.

Thanks, I'll try to avoid your path.
 
That's a nice, slightly depressing, account to share.

Thanks, I'll try to avoid your path.
It's a conundrum. You hope you live a loooong time so you want to make sure you don't run out of money some day. But if you wait too long you can end up not physically able to do some things that you want to do. Looking back I maybe miscalculated a bit. I've said more than once that planning would be so much easier if you just knew when you are going to kick the bucket.

But I'm still here and in reasonably good health. Still can get around the court fairly well and planning to help coach one of the local high school teams starting next month. While I got word today that one of my former fraternity brothers passed away yesterday at age 75. Be happy with what you got I think.
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
It's a conundrum. You hope you live a loooong time so you want to make sure you don't run out of money some day. But if you wait too long you can end up not physically able to do some things that you want to do. Looking back I maybe miscalculated a bit. I've said more than once that planning would be so much easier if you just knew when you are going to kick the bucket.

But I'm still here and in reasonably good health. Still can get around the court fairly well and planning to help coach one of the local high school teams starting next month. While I got word today that one of my former fraternity brothers passed away yesterday at age 75. Be happy with what you got I think.
I'm trying to balance living a good and happy life with being secure in the future and not having to work so hard in my 50s.

J
 

user92626

G.O.A.T.
It's a conundrum. You hope you live a loooong time so you want to make sure you don't run out of money some day. But if you wait too long you can end up not physically able to do some things that you want to do. Looking back I maybe miscalculated a bit. I've said more than once that planning would be so much easier if you just knew when you are going to kick the bucket.

But I'm still here and in reasonably good health. Still can get around the court fairly well and planning to help coach one of the local high school teams starting next month. While I got word today that one of my former fraternity brothers passed away yesterday at age 75. Be happy with what you got I think.
I'm trying to balance living a good and happy life with being secure in the future and not having to work so hard in my 50s.

J
How secure do you folks wanna be in your olden age?

At 40s I'm already ok eating ramen and finding free entertainment on the Internet. (Thanks TT). I think my future will be very low maintenance.
 
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