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I Played My First Tennis Tournament

Well, I played my first tennis tournament this past weekend. I am exhausted to the 100th power. I've never played so much tennis in my life (6 sets in one day). Even my eyelashes hurt. We played Saturday at 9 a.m., noon (in 95 degree heat) and at 3 p.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Now, not only am I sore as hell, but I think I caught a cold virus from coming in and out of the heat to air conditioning and being over heated. Actually, I think I caught this virus because of some minor heat stroke and my resistence being so low. We played doubles. My partner and I didn't do so well, we lost all of our matches, but we came close in a couple. We went out there to have fun and that's what we did. Although I wasn't having any fun at the noon match on Saturday and would have conceded the match because of the heat if it hadn't been for my partner and not wanting to let her down.

I have clinic this evening, but I don't know if I can attend with the way I feel today.

Tell me about your first tournaments.

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Well congrats on having fun and trying!

I can just imagine how sore you feel though.
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Well, I played my first tennis tournament this past weekend. I am exhausted to the 100th power. I've never played so much tennis in my life (6 sets in one day). Even my eyelashes hurt. We played Saturday at 9 a.m., noon (in 95 degree heat) and at 3 p.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Now, not only am I sore as hell, but I think I caught a cold virus from coming in and out of the heat to air conditioning and being over heated. Actually, I think I caught this virus because of some minor heat stroke and my resistence being so low. We played doubles. My partner and I didn't so so well, we lost all of our matches, but we came close in a couple. We went out there to have fun and that's what we did. Although I wasn't having any fun at the noon match on Saturday and would have conceded the match because of the heat if it hadn't been for my partner and not wanting to let her down.

I have clinic this evening, but I don't know if I can attend with the way I feel today.

Tell me about your first tournaments.
I would'nt call what we did "playing tennis" sweety...It was just plain ole doing the NASTY...no wonder you're sore...

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Well congrats on having fun and trying!

I can just imagine how sore you feel though.
Thanks Rocketta. It was a lot of fun.
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I would'nt call what we did "playing tennis" sweety...It was just plain ole doing the NASTY...no wonder you're sore...
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Well in my first doubles tournament i lost both matches

6-0 6-0 But we played well enough for a few games it was in the 18 and under catagory and we were 14 and 15

Lost our second match 6-3 6-4

In singles i lost 6-0 6-0, 6-2 7-5(should have won this played like crap) and 6-1 6-2( was really tired in this match)

that was when i was 15.Never played since expect in club league had the same partener since i was 14-18 i think in the end we had something like a 4-20 w/l LMAO we were playing people older and betterin our last year we were something like 4-8 so we got better

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Well in my first doubles tournament i lost both matches

6-0 6-0 But we played well enough for a few games it was in the 18 and under catagory and we were 14 and 15

Lost our second match 6-3 6-4

In singles i lost 6-0 6-0, 6-2 7-5(should have won this played like crap) and 6-1 6-2( was really tired in this match)

that was when i was 15.Never played since expect in club league had the same partener since i was 14-18 i think in the end we had something like a 4-20 w/l LMAO we were playing people older and betterin our last year we were something like 4-8 so we got better
Whew, I don't feel so bad now. I was asking my partner what we were doing wrong, because they were not better players than we were, we were just making more mistakes I guess.
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hey man, I'm actually playing my 3rd tournament this week and I can say that don't get discouraged by your results.

I remember the other week I lost 62 60, but it was because i gave away those games, not because my opponent was better.

Just play the tourneys like you play in practice and you'll be fine
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I cant really even remember my first tournament, i think it was a 12 and under tournament and i was like 9 years old, i think i lost my first match 6-4 6-4 then in the consolation round i won my first match 6-0 6-0 then in my 3rd match i lost 5-7 5-7, my most recent tournament me and a team won a state tournament in texas for the 14 and under Advanced Division. it was a blast.
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Well, I played my first tennis tournament this past weekend. I am exhausted to the 100th power. I've never played so much tennis in my life (6 sets in one day). Even my eyelashes hurt. We played Saturday at 9 a.m., noon (in 95 degree heat) and at 3 p.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Now, not only am I sore as hell, but I think I caught a cold virus from coming in and out of the heat to air conditioning and being over heated. Actually, I think I caught this virus because of some minor heat stroke and my resistence being so low. We played doubles. My partner and I didn't do so well, we lost all of our matches, but we came close in a couple. We went out there to have fun and that's what we did. Although I wasn't having any fun at the noon match on Saturday and would have conceded the match because of the heat if it hadn't been for my partner and not wanting to let her down.

I have clinic this evening, but I don't know if I can attend with the way I feel today.

Tell me about your first tournaments.

Even though you didn't win, boo, congratulations on getting out there!


My very first tournament was Labor Day Weekend 2003. My first-roung opponent was a no-show, and since it was only an eight-man draw, I advanced to the semifinals. The next day, my opponent showed up (drat!) and beat me 6-0, 6-4. He went on to win the tournament, so at least I could say that I lost to the eventual champion.

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hey man, I'm actually playing my 3rd tournament this week and I can say that don't get discouraged by your results.

I remember the other week I lost 62 60, but it was because i gave away those games, not because my opponent was better.

Just play the tourneys like you play in practice and you'll be fine
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I cant really even remember my first tournament, i think it was a 12 and under tournament and i was like 9 years old, i think i lost my first match 6-4 6-4 then in the consolation round i won my first match 6-0 6-0 then in my 3rd match i lost 5-7 5-7, my most recent tournament me and a team won a state tournament in texas for the 14 and under Advanced Division. it was a blast.
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Even though you didn't win, boo, congratulations on getting out there!


My very first tournament was Labor Day Weekend 2003. My first-roung opponent was a no-show, and since it was only an eight-man draw, I advanced to the semifinals. The next day, my opponent showed up (drat!) and beat me 6-0, 6-4. He went on to win the tournament, so at least I could say that I lost to the eventual champion.
Yes boo and thanks. I finally took up the sport and found out I wasn't so bad at it and am actually having a blast and making tons of new friends.
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