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musiclover91
Jul 3rd, 2009, 06:16 PM
hey frnz..

i have been learning tennis for 2 months now..

i have been seeing various matches.. yesterday i played a game with my friend.. i hit 15 aces in a match.. it was just so great to play..

like to know more about your first match experiences..

regards
Ham
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The Witch-king
Jul 11th, 2009, 02:18 PM
15 aces... Wow.

mojoo999
Aug 22nd, 2009, 11:38 PM
Keep it up! You'll be good one day.

the jamierbelyea
Aug 23rd, 2009, 06:43 AM
Well my first singles match was at a U-14 tournament at my home club for the USTA. I really wanted to play in an event, and my club was hosting one, so I decided to sign up for the event.

I was so very nervous, as I had played a lot of tennis with friends, and a little bit at the club, this was my first official event. Nerves got the better of me the entire match, in the warm up I thought I could get this guy, but it was not working. I couldn't keep a rally going, get a ball in play, I lost the first 8 games.

I ended up storming back and holding my serve the rest of the match, but I couldn't break, and lost 0-6, 4-6.

I think if I would've been able to squeak out one of the deuces or held my serve in the 1st set, the match would've gone a lot differently. I just felt like I was out of my league, for awhile, before figuring it how to play.

MY first doubles match, was for high school. It was actually funny, because I signed up for the team, but I had no idea that you needed a physical to play high school sports. So, I missed the first month of practice while I waited for my appointment with my doctor, and joined the team 2 days before our first match. I had no thoughts of starting varsity for the team or anything like that.

Well, I had one of the strongest serves on the team, so my coach decided to start me at 2nd Doubles (to the dismay of the teammate I bumped off the team, who was a senior!). I was flipping out because my volley sucked, and I had never played a proper doubles match before.

It showed in my match. I wasn't standing in the proper place on my serve, and hit my partner in the back twice. I missed a lot of volleys, and did a lot of silly things. We lost 0-6, 3-6 to the #2 team in our league.

Even funnier was , I was clearly the weaker player of my doubles team, but my coach benched my doubles partner and kept me in. I actually started Varsity for all my high school matches because of this. :)

dawid
Aug 24th, 2009, 08:28 PM
My 1st match in tournament was 5 years ago (I was 13). It was Kids Cup. I won 4/6 7/5 6/3 (I was losing 3/1). I think our match was the longest one that day. We played almost 2h 40 minutes. I lost next match 0/6 1/6 despite I played much better than in previous match :lol:

Dave.
Aug 24th, 2009, 09:54 PM
My first "official" league/tournament match was a match for my club team. I was already nervous enough, but then it turned out I was playing someone from my own school (who I didn't really know and didn't even realise he played tennis) which made me 10x more nervous. :lol: I felt I was better than him after warming up but just couldn't do it in the match and lost 6-4 6-2.

I used to get so nervous in proper matches especially if they were for the team. I simply could not relax and play properly, always ended up just getting it in which is not my style of play and never works for me. Used to double fault loads too, even when I resorted to just tapping it in. I remember looking at matches on other courts and thinking how can they hit so freely and so normally? I usually was a good player normally but in an actual match (that meant something) just physically could not play. :o

It took me a good 6 matches at least to even start to be able to hit my shots in match conditions (and start winning them), and a good 2 or 3 years before I could play almost as good as I do in practice/training over the course of a whole match and actually be able to rely on myself to play well.


Never had any of these problems with nerves in doubles, but back then I was absolutely useless at doubles so that didn't mean anything. :lol:

mojoo999
Aug 27th, 2009, 11:17 AM
good job, keep it up

M-K
Nov 28th, 2009, 08:24 AM
Haha my first tennis match, or one of the first in a tournament anyway, was I think when I was 8 or 9. It was a very close match against a 3 year older girl. My mom took video of it, haha, and I was like running down to the other side of the net whenever we should switch sides.. :lol: I was so eager to play! Haha.. And also it came to tie-break in the last set I think and I had no idea how that worked (thanks mom! lol, I guess she thought I would get a huge beat down or something :lol:), so I actually thought I had won the whole match at some point! :lol:

The Witch-king
Mar 3rd, 2010, 09:31 AM
Been looking for this thread.
:sobbing: is all i can say.

GracefulVenus
Mar 7th, 2010, 04:06 AM
First sanctioned tournament I played the no. 1 seed in the round of 16, men's 3.0 singles. I started off well, using my big serve to win lots of free points and won the first set 6-2. My opponent started to read my serve a little better, but I still managed to get a 4-2 leadin the second set. Then while attempting to serve I hear FOOT FAULT!!! I FELT SERENA'S PAIN AT THE OPEN. So I turned to the official and said don't you have to give me a warning or something before you just started calling foot faults. She smiled and said no. This *&%#@ called at least 4 or 5 more foot faults on my butt and then started chatting with my opponents wife while we were playing the match. I WAS SOOOOOOOOOOO PISSED!!! And totally lost concentration. Lets just say I got broken on my next two service games to loose the second set 4-6, and eventually the match at 5-7 in the third.

Of course I complained about the official, but she was totally right. I was foot faulting and didn't realize it. Since then I've changed my service motion so my feet don't move, I've beaten this guy 2 times since that match, and I am now a damn official :devil:

Justin SW
Mar 7th, 2010, 04:40 AM
First ''Pro'' Quebec tennis match. I won 62 26 76(7) saving two match points no joke. It was a catfight!!! :lol:. The guy cried, I thought that was so lame honestly... :o but whatever. I have so many harsh and enjoyable tennis memory. I'll try to share them one day when I have time :p

DefyingGravity
Mar 7th, 2010, 10:26 PM
My first match...was on green clay in Palm Coast, Florida...and I ended up losing 6-3, 6-4 despite being much better than the kid...I had never really develop a sense of match rhythm

Dunlop1
Apr 16th, 2010, 08:51 PM
I can't remember much about my first tennis match. I know it was on red clay, and I was 6 or 5 yrs old. I played with a super old metallic racquet. I remember I didn't enjoy it :o

Noctis
Apr 16th, 2010, 09:18 PM
when i was 10, i went to the net and smash balls and thinks its aces.

Hachiko
Apr 16th, 2010, 09:49 PM
I was 9. I lead 5-2, had 2 match points and ended up losing in a tiebreak. I cried and vowed never to play again!

Petkorazzi
Apr 20th, 2010, 06:15 PM
I was 9. I lead 5-2, had 2 match points and ended up losing in a tiebreak. I cried and vowed never to play again!
Aww, that's so unfortunate. :awww:

I lost today 46 64 9-11 (Third set TB till 7). I had saved 4 MP and had one of my own, but he hit probably his best shot ever. :sobbing:

First time I ever lost from MP. I felt devastated, now I'm a bit better..

Kevin.
Apr 20th, 2010, 06:46 PM
I started playing when I was 11 or 12 and played my first tournament when I was 14. Only 1 30 min lesson with Strycovas former coach :lol:. So i entered a tournament on green clay (which i never seen) and I somehow won my first match. I was up 5-2 and had a mini-choke to win the first and cruised in the 2nd to win 6-4,6-0. I made the quarterfinals and I lost to the no.2 seed who was probably a 2-star I believe and was top 100 in GA and i lost 6-1,6-1. Great experience. Overall in USTA juniors i was 15-36 and won one tournament (i won 2 matches :lol:)

BlueCache
Apr 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
My first tennis game(not match) is like a training. I just hit the ball to my classmates at the half-court. Actually my serve is good too. I have to say that i like smash in front of the net. But sometimes error-doesn't hit the ball. I would like to hit ball at the baseline but i can't catch the track when my classmates want to hit the ball to me. I feel that the ball's speed is too fast and I just can't run to the position.
Looks like i need training more.

Joe.
Apr 28th, 2010, 06:57 PM
I was 9...I think. :p I won 4-1 4-2. I was so chuffed. :lol

Joe.
Apr 28th, 2010, 06:57 PM
:lol: *

Slutiana
Apr 28th, 2010, 07:29 PM
I don't remember. :lol: I remember when I moved to a new club and played in the club tournament for the first time. I made the semis losing to the eventual champion (and my big rival ever since) like 6-3 6-2.

I'm pretty sure I got double bageled in my first LTA tournament. :lol:

The Dawntreader
Apr 28th, 2010, 08:39 PM
10 years ago at a Holiday resort down south.

I was so tiny and unathletic:lol: I could only hit the ball with the motion of hitting a smash. So basically any shot below shoulder height just drifted by me:lol:

Good to remember though, to reflect on hopefully some form of improvement. Hopefully the key word there:lol:

Ferg
Apr 28th, 2010, 10:29 PM
Cant remember.. Im sure I was pretty shit though. I lost my first competitive match 6-4 6-0, pretty annoyed, cus I was playing a massive server and I was winning like 70% of the actual rallies in the first 8 games of the match. Then I brainfarted serving at 4-4 and lost it mentally.

shega
Jun 9th, 2010, 02:51 PM
my first match ? I was 11... but soo tall, people thought I was at least 14. My opponent was so tiny I thought I'd sweep her away ...an hour before my match, although I was sticking tightly to my father's arm, a big coach came and told me,
" Honey, don't be so sure you can win it, cause, you will actually lose, this is how first ever matches always go". I lost.:(:awww::crying2:
So glad that's just history and all my coach(dad) said was: " It's allright, you just choked"...he never says that anymore :D

The Witch-king
Jun 9th, 2010, 04:03 PM
my first match ? I was 11... but soo tall, people thought I was at least 14. My opponent was so tiny I thought I'd sweep her away ...an hour before my match, although I was sticking tightly to my father's arm, a big coach came and told me,
" Honey, don't be so sure you can win it, cause, you will actually lose, this is how first ever matches always go". I lost.:(:awww::crying2:
So glad that's just history and all my coach(dad) said was: " It's allright, you just choked"...he never says that anymore :fiery:

omg what did you do to him :scared:

shega
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:03 PM
omg what did you do to him :scared:

Actually nothing ! But I've improved so much since then (even won my first tournament) and now he never caresses me, only tells me what I did wrong... thing is, the last time in practice he said something good, was " Your forehand has improved so much, it's so beautiful to watch." I was in heaven for a few seconds, till he said " but I don't want to see that forehand slice again cuz it's absolutely useless."

Go figure... :rolleyes::confused:

SVK
Jun 9th, 2010, 05:33 PM
I played my first tennis match at 12 years...lost 0:6, 0:6 to my 4 years younger brother...I didn´t lose a set to him in next 7 years but you know how I must feel when he´s talking about it to everybody:awww:

VishaalMaria
Jun 10th, 2010, 01:40 AM
It was awful!

I tried to serve "normally" but my balls were all over the place (into the net, long, over the actual park), so I decided to serve underhanded after being broken 0-2.

I couldn't grasp the concept of hitting a backhand or forehand, it just wouldn't work. I didn't know how to hit and I was still placed in a match where I ended up lobbing my opponent for the most part (unintentionally) and when I tried to hit a decent looking groundstroke it'd hit the backfence.

I felt awkward on court, because I felt the court was just too big which made me respect players like Justine Henin who could cover the court so well. I literally felt like a sitting duck but throughout the match it got a little better with chasing balls down. I was on the back foot for the majority of the time.

I lost 0-6 2-6. I won those two games because I came the net hitting off volleys; my plan "B" but it was still a comfortable set for my opponent.

I was REALLY amazed at how good my volleys were (if I dont say so myself ;P :P :P), I'd be at the net and I'd have such good reflexs, hitting the ball away from my opponent and deep. That part came naturally to me. It was getting up there that was the issue.

The Witch-king
Jun 10th, 2010, 09:08 AM
It was awful!


I felt awkward on court, because I felt the court was just too big which made me respect players like Justine Henin who could cover the court so well. I literally felt like a sitting duck but throughout the match it got a little better with chasing balls down. I was on the back foot for the majority of the time.



worst feeling ever :hug:

asvg_25
Jun 16th, 2010, 09:33 AM
Last two weeks, I had a chance to play my first single's game with my cousin. I had a couple of training before that and that first game (with my cousin was my first actual game). I had a lot of fun. However, I was having a hard time making good serves. That, I think was the reason why I lost. I have a good forehand and a little chance at backhand. But still I need some pointers on serving. Hope somebody can help me there. Thanks

keii
Aug 12th, 2010, 07:56 AM
hey frnz..

i have been learning tennis for 2 months now..

i have been seeing various matches.. yesterday i played a game with my friend.. i hit 15 aces in a match.. it was just so great to play..

like to know more about your first match experiences..

regards
Ham
joomla design (http://www.inowweb.com)

15 aces on your first match, wow that's amazing. I have been playing for 3 years, I still can't hit 15 aces in a match :)
My first match was a disaster. It was against a friend of mine who had 4 years of tennis experience at that time, and he won the match easily 6-0, 6-1. I still wonder how I won that 1 game in the second set. Also, I don't exactly remember but I won only 9 or 10 points at most, on that match.

PlayByPlay
Aug 31st, 2010, 08:16 PM
In high school it was great I did foul a little and neither did I won but it was fun.

Alejandrawrrr
Aug 31st, 2010, 09:27 PM
Had my first tournament match a while back, and going into it I actually felt pretty confident. EVERYONE always says you lose your first match, but as I prepped for the match I just knew I would win... Then I got spanked 6-0 6-0... It's like everything I had learned and practiced went right out the window, every ball I hit found it's way into the net, if they even reached it... I remember the guy having a total GOAT serve, his service motion looked awkward, but the ball was fast and all spinny, it would just bounce away from me...

The highlight of the first set was me have an advantage in the deuce on his serve, but a few aces and I was done... Second set I believe I won all of two points in that one... Worst part was I was so focused on getting home early/things outside of the match that I forgot to shake his hand and went straight for my stuff :o

Pebbles
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:19 PM
Horrible :lol: I was meant to be playing a girl of my age but it turned out to be a grown woman in her 50's who could slice all day long and I spent half of the match spraying balls into the back fence. I hope to forget it someday :crying2: