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When did you start playing tennis?

5 years and younger
1 (12.5%)
5-8 years old
1 (12.5%)
9-13 years old
4 (50%)
14-20 years old
2 (25%)
21 years and older
0 (0%)

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Offline Orange Wombat

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When did you start playing tennis?
« on: February 09, 2013, 06:58:41 PM »
I started at 6. I didn't take any lessons until age 10. My dad had picked up a wooden racket in India, and he taught himself how to play, then taught me how to play with a baby racket he had purchased for $10. I didn't learn any techniques, but my dad would randomly throw balls in the corner of the court and make me run and hit them. So my anticipation and movement started out really good, but my groundstrokes were sh*t.  :rofl_2:

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Re: When did you start playing tennis?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 08:56:51 PM »
I started when I was 9/10. I wish I had started earlier...
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Re: When did you start playing tennis?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 02:58:14 PM »
I was about 12 when I started. Did take any lessons, jut taught myself. I wish I had started earlier and taken lessons, but oh well.

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Re: When did you start playing tennis?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 01:38:54 PM »
15 when i first started playing
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Re: When did you start playing tennis?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2013, 03:09:39 AM »
I was 12 when I played for the first time.

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Re: When did you start playing tennis?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2013, 12:41:08 PM »
13, freshmen year of H.S.
Didn't make the baseball team (after pitching & winning the State Championship Little League game the summer before!) and started playing tennis.
The rest is ancient history.  :\
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When did you start playing tennis?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2013, 08:54:05 PM »
Started at 14
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Re: When did you start playing tennis?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2013, 09:55:10 PM »
13, freshmen year of H.S.
Didn't make the baseball team (after pitching & winning the State Championship Little League game the summer before!) and started playing tennis.
The rest is ancient history.  :\


You were young for a freshman!
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Offline monstertruck

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Re: When did you start playing tennis?
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2013, 11:04:29 PM »
13, freshmen year of H.S.
Didn't make the baseball team (after pitching & winning the State Championship Little League game the summer before!) and started playing tennis.
The rest is ancient history.  :\


You were young for a freshman!
Yes.
I am.
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Offline Orange Wombat

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Re: When did you start playing tennis?
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2013, 10:00:38 AM »
13, freshmen year of H.S.
Didn't make the baseball team (after pitching & winning the State Championship Little League game the summer before!) and started playing tennis.
The rest is ancient history.  :\


You were young for a freshman!
Yes.
I am.

You're a freshman (currently)?

Offline monstertruck

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Re: When did you start playing tennis?
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2013, 10:15:29 AM »
A freshman in the over 50 age group. :\
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Re: When did you start playing tennis?
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2013, 03:05:48 PM »
lol, those years are long gone for both Monster and I.
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Re: When did you start playing tennis?
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2013, 03:31:48 PM »
I was actually 5 years old, started taking lessons right away.. I wasn't bad at all.. Started playing some tournaments but when I reached 15 I was more into partying than tennis... I ultimately came back strong at 18,but was too late.. Played for my university until my left knee kind of like broke and haven't played any competitive tennis ever since.

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Re: When did you start playing tennis?
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2013, 08:40:42 PM »
lol, those years are long gone for both Monster and I.
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Re: When did you start playing tennis?
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2013, 08:04:02 PM »
Pre-teen with one of these. I'd never seen a grown man hit with 2 hands. We're strong enough to use a 1HBH because we started playing with these  :flex:

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Re: When did you start playing tennis?
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2013, 08:20:26 PM »
18 is when I played the first time.
 
I knew then I could be a great player but passed on it.  :\

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Re: When did you start playing tennis?
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2013, 10:03:20 PM »
I started tennis when I was 8. I wish I had started earlier.My all brothers have great tennis players.