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What kinda personality do people who like tennis have?

Tennis is immensely different from other sports especially because it's an individual sport. What did you find interesting or fun about playing tennis when you first started playing? I mean, a lot of people who don't play tennis find the sport boring as hell just the ball flowing back and forth. I'm assuming that people who like tennis over team sports like baseball, football must have different personalities or something in common. That's just my hypothesis but from my friends who play tennis, there's definitely something in common among them. I can't tell ya exaclty what it is..but they seem very similar in terms of the way they think and behave. The reason why you started playing the sport may vary one to another but there must be some common ground on why you have continued playing thus far. I think there won't be a day when tennis will be more popular than the likes of football, basketball as it doesn't interest as many people but as far as those who enjoy the sport go, tennis is just as addicitive or even more so in some way.
My conclusion is despite all the personality conflicts on this board we must have something in common as fellow tennis freaks which can lead to the peace of the board eventually.
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I think a lot of guys who play tennis are a bit sissy or not so manly comapred to other sports.
Of course not nearly as sissy or wimpy as figure skaters.
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they answer their own posts.

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Madame Oracene Williams could certainly teach the French & Belgian crowds on how to upgrade their respective primitive behaviours during a tennis match.
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I think this is an interesting topic to discuss.
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not when you come out criticizing the guys. what?just cuz tennis is not as aggressive and soccer and skating they guys automatically becomes sissies?give me a break.

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not when you come out criticizing the guys. what?just cuz tennis is not as aggressive and soccer and skating they guys automatically becomes sissies?give me a break.
I'm talking about mere tendency. To play tennis, you don't necessarily have to be physically built. One of the greatest assets in tennis is you can outsmart big guys. Of course you need power more or less but comepared to other sports, at the non-professional level it's more about mental and brains.
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ok, so skinny men or men who are less powerful are sissies?ok then, tell me about soccer. its not like the soccer players need to be all that powerful either. they need to use their brains as well, to tackle to pass and to score.

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ok, so skinny men or men who are less powerful are sissies?ok then, tell me about soccer. its not like the soccer players need to be all that powerful either. they need to use their brains as well, to tackle to pass and to score.
I'm fairly sure it takes more brain work to win a tennis match then a football match. Plus there's no physical contact in tennis except when the players shake hands at the net after a match. You gotta admit it takes more physical strengths to be a good soccer player. By the way I'm talking about non-professional levels here.
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Did I ever say tennis players are sissy by themsevles? Never. I said in general they are sissy comapred to other sports' players. Maybe my choice of the word, sissy wasn't too accurate but what I meant is that tennis players are skinnier and less built then players of the likes of baseball, rugby, basketball where there are lots of physical contacts to be dealt with.
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ok, just because its not a contact sport doesnt mean its sissified. you do know that ballet, a girlish as it may be is one of the hardest things to do. american football players need to learn it in order to develop the muscles. as for soccer, well, the power comes from the legs. and serving in tennis requires a whole lot of. just because a sport requires grace or brains does not make it sissy. not in the least.

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and in that case F1 and motor GP's may as well be branded as sissy sport because you dont need the power. you need brains to maneuver the car and strategy to overtake.

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ok, just because its not a contact sport doesnt mean its sissified. you do know that ballet, a girlish as it may be is one of the hardest things to do. american football players need to learn it in order to develop the muscles. as for soccer, well, the power comes from the legs. and serving in tennis requires a whole lot of. just because a sport requires grace or brains does not make it sissy. not in the least.
I repeat here again. It's just a general tendency. OK I shouldn't have used "sissy" to describe tennis players' bodies. But every sport requires different things. Some sports require more muscles then others. Tennis is an indivisual sport thus its mental part is more important then that of other sports. Of course in any sport you need muscles but to a varying extent depending on the sport you're talking about.
I think it's great that you don't have to be big or too muscular to be a good tennis player. In that sense tennis is accessible to pre much anyone regardless of ages, physiques. That's the point I'm talking about. I meant positive rather then negative by saying what I said.
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I didn't mean to get across the message "tennis is a sissy sport" in the slightest. All I wanted to deliver was that you don't necessarily have to be muscular or built to win a tennis match cuz even when your opponent is way bigger and more powerful, you still can beat him or her by outsmarting him/her. Of course like you say, any sport requires brain work more or less but like I said, some sports require more and others leses. and tennis I believe takes more brain work than most of the other major sports. I don't think ballet is a major sport in my dictionary.
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i didnt mean to sound too harsh either, but every sport is accessible by anyone of any size or age. as for the muscle thing, well, figure skating requires the most muscles i think. definitely more than soccer. and yes, in all individual sports being mentally tough is a big part of the thing.crumble mentally and you lose the match. but its the same in all sports. take football for example, if the goalie is mentally weak, the whole team suffers.

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Again figure skating ain't a major sport in my encyclopedia. Do you have any friends who's figure skating? I have none and pre sure won't have one the rest of my life. Only handful of rich ppl take up the sport so it's hardly a major sport again according to my encyclopedia.
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