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DeDe4925
Sep 13th, 2004, 09:06 PM
Well, I played my first tennis tournament this past weekend. I am exhausted to the 100th power. :p 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. :wavey:

DeDe4925
Sep 13th, 2004, 09:14 PM
bump

Rocketta
Sep 13th, 2004, 09:49 PM
Well congrats on having fun and trying! :wavey:

I can just imagine how sore you feel though. :eek:

Cam'ron Giles
Sep 13th, 2004, 09:58 PM
Well, I played my first tennis tournament this past weekend. I am exhausted to the 100th power. :p 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. :wavey:
I would'nt call what we did "playing tennis" sweety...It was just plain ole doing the NASTY...no wonder you're sore...:drool:

matthias
Sep 13th, 2004, 10:10 PM
at least you had fun - thats the most important

:wavey:

DeDe4925
Sep 13th, 2004, 10:13 PM
Well congrats on having fun and trying! :wavey:

I can just imagine how sore you feel though. :eek:

Thanks Rocketta. It was a lot of fun.

DeDe4925
Sep 13th, 2004, 10:14 PM
I would'nt call what we did "playing tennis" sweety...It was just plain ole doing the NASTY...no wonder you're sore...:drool:
:unsure: :lol:

Monica_Rules
Sep 13th, 2004, 10:14 PM
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

DeDe4925
Sep 13th, 2004, 10:17 PM
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. :p

CJ07
Sep 13th, 2004, 10:21 PM
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

SzavayFi
Sep 13th, 2004, 10:22 PM
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.

darrinbaker00
Sep 13th, 2004, 10:26 PM
Well, I played my first tennis tournament this past weekend. I am exhausted to the 100th power. :p 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. :wavey:
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Even though you didn't win, boo, congratulations on getting out there!
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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. ;)

DeDe4925
Sep 13th, 2004, 10:44 PM
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
Thanks SMM :wavey:

DeDe4925
Sep 13th, 2004, 10:44 PM
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.
Congrats :worship:

DeDe4925
Sep 13th, 2004, 10:45 PM
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Even though you didn't win, boo, congratulations on getting out there!
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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. :kiss:

darrinbaker00
Sep 13th, 2004, 10:57 PM
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. :kiss:
Told ya. :nerner:

skanky~skanketta
Sep 14th, 2004, 06:57 AM
I would'nt call what we did "playing tennis" sweety...It was just plain ole doing the NASTY...no wonder you're sore...:drool:
hey slut, looks like u've been cheatin on me again...now wonder where i kept my whip. looks like u need another lesson. :devil:

Jarrett
Sep 14th, 2004, 07:03 AM
I am play my first tournament in Dec. I will come back to this thread then. :p

Dede, didn't you just start lessons recently (and start a thread about it)? I think you did. I know not real recent, but within the last year. Well anyway I just started classes two weeks ago and you were right. They are so much fun and not too $$$. Only $25-30 for private lessons. Yay!

Bamafan717
Sep 14th, 2004, 07:08 AM
Don't get me wrong, but a few (like three or four) people that have posted on here are not being gracious losers.

Excuses for everything :rolleyes:

"Sluggy"
Sep 14th, 2004, 07:58 AM
Thats great that you played your first tournie. I was supposed to play this month in my first tournie in years, but the registration got screwed up. I will be playing in several this year, once i get my club membership, and will keep you posted of my successes and failures.

faste5683
Sep 14th, 2004, 11:38 AM
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. :kiss:

I had a friend, once. :eek:

Way to go De! If you can, try to find a buddy who likes to hit singles. Your groundies will improve faster than if you play doubles alone (since you will be hitting twice the number of shots). Another piece of advice: try not to play for 10 hours straight in 100 degree tempeture. :lol:

:wavey:

arunsjunk
Sep 14th, 2004, 02:10 PM
my first tournament was a long time ago ... i played in an age bracket higher than mine because i was cocky then ... i ended up playing #1 in the state first round and getting booted out 6-0 6-1 ... LOL ... that was a short, fun tournament! :)

Rocinante
Sep 14th, 2004, 02:40 PM
First tourney was 14 & under, I ended up losing 1-6 6-3 1-3 ret., since I was such a headcase I ended up without raquets :o

I broke 2 that day, & the other guy was getting couched, & he didn't even got a warning :fiery:

DeDe4925
Sep 14th, 2004, 05:12 PM
I am play my first tournament in Dec. I will come back to this thread then. :p

Dede, didn't you just start lessons recently (and start a thread about it)? I think you did. I know not real recent, but within the last year. Well anyway I just started classes two weeks ago and you were right. They are so much fun and not too $$$. Only $25-30 for private lessons. Yay!
Yeah, I started lessons in May. Good luck in your tournament. :bounce:

DeDe4925
Sep 14th, 2004, 05:15 PM
my first tournament was a long time ago ... i played in an age bracket higher than mine because i was cocky then ... i ended up playing #1 in the state first round and getting booted out 6-0 6-1 ... LOL ... that was a short, fun tournament! :)
:lol: :lol: :lol:

DeDe4925
Sep 14th, 2004, 05:16 PM
I had a friend, once. :eek:

Way to go De! If you can, try to find a buddy who likes to hit singles. Your groundies will improve faster than if you play doubles alone (since you will be hitting twice the number of shots). Another piece of advice: try not to play for 10 hours straight in 100 degree tempeture. :lol:

:wavey:
Thanks for the advice Ed. I do have a couple of friends who want to play. I just feel that I'm not in the condition to play singles, but I'm striving toward that end. :lol:

darrinbaker00
Sep 16th, 2004, 06:21 PM
Thanks for the advice Ed. I do have a couple of friends who want to play. I just feel that I'm not in the condition to play singles, but I'm striving toward that end. :lol:
Excuses, excuses..... :rolleyes: I hate to be the one to break this to you, DeDe, but there's only one way to get in condition to play singles, and that's by playing singles. NOW GET OUT THERE AND PLAY!! ;)

CooCooCachoo
Sep 16th, 2004, 06:23 PM
:clap2: Good luck in your next tournament :bigclap:

DeDe4925
Sep 16th, 2004, 07:29 PM
Excuses, excuses..... :rolleyes: I hate to be the one to break this to you, DeDe, but there's only one way to get in condition to play singles, and that's by playing singles. NOW GET OUT THERE AND PLAY!! ;)
:p I'm 43 years old. My body just doesn't move like that anymore. :lol:

DeDe4925
Sep 16th, 2004, 07:29 PM
:clap2: Good luck in your next tournament :bigclap:
Thank you and I hope it will be in the dead of winter. :lol:

darrinbaker00
Sep 16th, 2004, 07:56 PM
:p I'm 43 years old. My body just doesn't move like that anymore. :lol:
Again with the excuses? DROP AND GIVE ME TWENTY!! :shout:

©@®eLess
Sep 16th, 2004, 07:58 PM
I played for 10 years, and since 1999 i don't play anymore since my knee is really unstable :sad: I was pretty good, but nothing major. In my first tournament i went to 1/4 and lost 7-5 5-7 6-0, i will never forget it, and the kid was way shorter then me!!!!But he probably finished like i did, cause i never heard of him again

DeDe4925
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:04 PM
Again with the excuses? DROP AND GIVE ME TWENTY!! :shout:
slave driver :p

darrinbaker00
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:07 PM
slave driver :p
Talking back, are we? MAKE IT FIFTY!! :shout: :fiery: :devil:

DeDe4925
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:09 PM
Talking back, are we? MAKE IT FIFTY!! :shout: :fiery: :devil:
:hehehe: You're pushing it, buddy. :p

darrinbaker00
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:12 PM
:hehehe: You're pushing it, buddy. :p
How about one a day for the next 50 days? ;)

DeDe4925
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:13 PM
How about one a day for the next 50 days? ;)
:lol:

CooCooCachoo
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:21 PM
Thank you and I hope it will be in the dead of winter. :lol:

:lol:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Sep 16th, 2004, 09:32 PM
i hope i can play again soon :)