Well personally i have been playing tennis for about 12 years and i must say i just love competing....As they say tennis is a sport for a lifetime...It is also very entertaining...Without tennis i don't know if life would be as much fun...p.s i just enjoy watching tournaments from all over the world.How about you?
Mar 19th, 2003, 11:10 PM
You just can't get enough of tennis, it is just such an exciting sport, better than any others, I think. Plus, Lleyton and Kimmy make it better as well!:D
Plus, tennis is just in my blood. My mom and dad played tennis, and now I hold the torch!
Mar 19th, 2003, 11:11 PM
I really really like playing tennis, it's my favourite occupation. I can't life without tennis, that's for sure.
I like watching tennis too of course.
I'm really excited when Anna Kournikova, Justine, Kim, Elke, Olivier Rochus or any Belgian player plays.
Mar 19th, 2003, 11:14 PM
i like it so much because players at the age of 15 can still compete with players in their 30's. the age of a pro player is so wide that it makes it exciting. that a nd the fact that there is always someone new coming in from juniors that is hyped to be a big thing and they have to prove to everyone that they have the stuff and the exciting thing about that is that there are so many ways in which they can prove themselves.
Mar 19th, 2003, 11:19 PM
i like it because of Jennifer :hearts: :hearts: i always watched wimbledon from wen i was a kid, but since i started watching jen, i realised that there are other tournaments besides SW19! :o so now I watch whatever ones she's in! i like playing tennis too but im crap at it coz i have no friends who like to play :sad:
Mar 19th, 2003, 11:21 PM
A lot of hot ass plays tennis, what's not to like?
Oh yeah, and it's a nice sport that you can play your entire life ;)
Mar 19th, 2003, 11:54 PM
I am literally a fanatic of the professional tennis game. I'm a natural athlete and I enjoy playing raquetball. But, I would rather watch professional tennis than play the sport. I like the international and individual aspect of the game. I like the fact that such a diverse group of people and ages have the potential to be champions. I like the sound of the ball being slammed back and forth across the net. I like the way a typical tennis crowd acts in unison - the collective sighs at big moments and clapping for superior shots regardless of which opponent makes it. I especially like matches where there is no "loser", just two superior athletes gutting it out on the court and showing mutual respect for one another. I like how the players abide by the umpire's call for the most part. Eventhough you see bad calls, a champion rises above it and lets their play do the talking. I like the handshakes at the end of a match. I like the ever changing nature of the game like new champions, fashions, diversity, grips and equipment and the way it meshes with the "sameness" of the game-the history, the basics, and tradition. I hope I'm able to enjoy it for many years to come.
Mar 20th, 2003, 12:20 AM
It just is an addictive game to watch and play. ;)
Mar 20th, 2003, 01:27 AM
What I like about it is that it's a one-on-one sport. I personally feel there's far too many team sports out there. On the court it's just you and your opponent, and a coupla' 3 sets later, it's evident who's better.
Yes, I know I'm ignoring doubles here, but singles tennis is what it's all about. There's none of the multi-million dollar contracts to get players on the team, there's no signing bonuses, for the pros it's quite simple: Perform or starve. (Granted, I'm ignoring endorsements, but they're something else.)
And when you win, be it that easy 6-2, 6-1, or a 3-set tiebreaker match, the feeling of personal acheivement is more that any football or baseball, or basketball, or hockey play can ever feel, because it was all you, your athleticism, and personal fortitude that got you through it.
And looking at Dani's incredible legs ain't so bad, either!
Mar 20th, 2003, 01:30 AM
I like the pat pat pat of the bat against the ball.
Mar 20th, 2003, 03:42 AM
Martina got me started and interested to the level where I'm on this board and following tournaments daily, but now I also have other players I like to watch and that I'm interested in. I don't know how to play for shit, But I love a good shot when I see one.