Wanting to quit playing tennis

PK6

Rookie
Yes they play USTA but they don’t care if they are in shape. They think you can play to get into shape not be in shape to play. Also I wanted to join team for one doubles season but they already formed team during men’s summer league/left me off. I wasn’t happy about this. They could’ve asked but didn’t. Losing interest with USTA/playing. Rather take time off to get into shape/lose weight/go to sportsbook wager games try to make $$$ instead of playing/missing out on nfl/nhl/nba/soccer/mlb games as USTA matches/weekly leagues are on sale time.
 

Daniel Andrade

Hall of Fame
If you want to stop losing you must record yourself and stop doing whatever you are doing wrong.

It doesn't matter if you take a million lessons, if you keep doing the same mistakes and not fixing them.
 

jz000

Rookie
I play 5 hrs a day and still call myself a 4.0 low 4.5

I've never taken a stupid lesson. They're all scams. Sorry to break it to you. Some people, like mentioned here, just never get better. Something blocks their progression.
Some people are stubborn, and others just wanna have fun and don't care about being good.

Tennis is a puzzle - with a million pieces. If you're not somewhat of a monk who meditates on strategies / fitness / ball recognition / mental training / etc.
You probably won't win many matches, including against someone who hasn't taken as many lessons.
 

PK6

Rookie
It seems players that always win said they never taken lesson. Just practice by themselves/hitting ball machine/serves by themselves. Your right. I’ve been doing the same thing over and over with tennis pro. Great guy but feel it’s run it’s coarse. Also last season they’ve put me at #3 as sacrificial lamb which I didn’t care as I lost 06 06. It’s become a business as you really have to get better doing this on your own. Right now I’ve been spread to this this past summer/need to take long break as I’m tired of losing and quite honestly I may decide to quit for good so I can lose weight get down to about 3-5% body fat. Tennis got me fat as some teammates don’t care if they win/lose but rather go out after/talk with opponents during match (which to me is a major no-no. Right now I’ve no interest in playing at all
 

PK6

Rookie
Tennis or gambling? What a bizarre choice.
Betting on games I get paid!!! Honestly it’s better then winning tennis matches as it’s to difficult. No matter what I do in lessons. I always lose. That’s unacceptable. It’s not worth spending thousands of dollars for lessons to lose all the time. Especially with others in USTA matches when they don’t care they win or lose. Winning on sports wagers is better and more of thrill and rush the trying to win USTA matches as well city single matches.
 

user92626

G.O.A.T.
I play 5 hrs a day and still call myself a 4.0 low 4.5

I've never taken a stupid lesson. They're all scams. Sorry to break it to you. Some people, like mentioned here, just never get better. Something blocks their progression.
Some people are stubborn, and others just wanna have fun and don't care about being good.

Tennis is a puzzle - with a million pieces. If you're not somewhat of a monk who meditates on strategies / fitness / ball recognition / mental training / etc.
You probably won't win many matches, including against someone who hasn't taken as many lessons.
For sure!


I feel majority of rec players out there are just lazy. Like everything else, if you want success, you have to put in effort. And it takes a lot of effort to be consistently better than most people. I'm not talking about beating a few and losing to a few, ie average, which in your mind you'd feel you ain't doing good. People tend to be greedy and want to win all the time or bust.


The formula to win is not difficult at all. It's right down easy to understand. But doing it is another matter. The formula is you know the extent of your physical strength and you focus to jam your body into a good form (strokes, patterns) as much as possible. First one to let up loses. The problem is...most people can't concentrate, feel too tired, not worth it. Overdo, underdo, quit at first fatigue. Short change the strokes, the running. That's all.
 
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