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Droolv
Jun 10th, 2008, 12:32 PM
When your playing tennis, if you win the toss what do you choose?

bavaria86
Jun 10th, 2008, 12:47 PM
i always choose receive!

Destiny
Jun 10th, 2008, 12:50 PM
Recieve

Keadz
Jun 10th, 2008, 01:01 PM
I usually serve just because people told me to. I probably have a better return these days.

If I am feeling adventurous I sometimes choose to receive.

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jun 10th, 2008, 01:03 PM
Serve :hearts:

Adal
Jun 10th, 2008, 01:05 PM
Serve of course ;)

korben
Jun 10th, 2008, 01:12 PM
Serve, of cource. We are no pros, who think they might have advantage in 7th or 9th game.
Every game is worth one game. Serving first is advantage for every amateur.

korben
Jun 10th, 2008, 01:14 PM
Why is this in non-tennis.....

Did I got fooled again :confused:

drake3781
Jun 10th, 2008, 01:24 PM
Serve.

I prefer the return game, but don't want my opponent to serve first, taking away that advantage.

aussie_fan
Jun 10th, 2008, 01:27 PM
Recieve, just a habit of mine, my return probably more of a weapon than my serve anyway

kittyking
Jun 10th, 2008, 01:30 PM
Always serve, especially if I know its going to be a tight match. Its much better to ahead 5-4 than trailing 4-5.

So Disrespectful
Jun 10th, 2008, 02:35 PM
Serve because I can get some free points that way and I'll be ahead in the set.

Mikey.
Jun 10th, 2008, 02:44 PM
Receive because I like to get a little warmed up and gage my opponent during the 1st game.

¤CharlDa¤
Jun 10th, 2008, 03:25 PM
I used to receive, but nowadays the level i play in is much stronger and serving second is not at all a good thing anymore.

zvonarevarulz
Jun 10th, 2008, 04:23 PM
Receive. Always.

Craigy
Jun 10th, 2008, 04:25 PM
Serve.

kwilliams
Jun 10th, 2008, 04:25 PM
I thought the thread title was a euphemism for a different kind of question!

I serve first.

daniela86
Jun 10th, 2008, 04:50 PM
Serve :rocker:

Barrie_Dude
Jun 10th, 2008, 04:52 PM
Perverts! :lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 10th, 2008, 05:03 PM
I thought the thread title was a euphemism for a different kind of question!

I serve first.


:lol: SERVE!

TooBlack
Jun 10th, 2008, 05:09 PM
I serve because my serve is not that great ... I always feel I can break right back lol

Dodoboy.
Jun 10th, 2008, 05:28 PM
Recieve, normally.

Depends how i felt in the warm-up that day. But yeah normally recieve. I have a strong receiving game so i normally go 2-0 up before we both get warmed up.

In The Zone
Jun 10th, 2008, 05:41 PM
I like to receive. ;)

I would make them serve first while they may be a little off and not up for a match. Sneak a break and then I would have been given time to get into match mode and be ready to hold serve. :)

Blu€
Jun 10th, 2008, 06:01 PM
Receive, my serve sucks so any chance to not serve I'll take it! :tape:

Pebbles
Jun 10th, 2008, 06:04 PM
Recieve. If you can break serve in the opening game, many opponents begin to lose confidence ;)

Dodoboy.
Jun 10th, 2008, 06:12 PM
Off topic but i aced on MP today!

Winning 7-5 5-7 6-2 against a very tricky player (double handed on both wings - very flat)

Felt soo good :)

kwilliams
Jun 10th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Off topic but i aced on MP today!

Winning 7-5 5-7 6-2 against a very tricky player (double handed on both wings - very flat)

Felt soo good :)

Well done!

Shuji Shuriken
Jun 10th, 2008, 06:26 PM
I like to serve first. My return is better than my serve, but I still like to try and hold serve to get it out of the way and get myself pumped up.

Dodoboy.
Jun 10th, 2008, 06:48 PM
Well done!

thanks :)
Thought of Serena as i was tossing the ball.


She did this in rg R1 if i remember right ! :lol:

Highlandman
Jun 10th, 2008, 07:13 PM
Serve, however it changes, 'cause often start petty bad in matches. So I prefer losing first game by receive then getting the break.

I'm a good server though.

DownTheLine21
Jun 10th, 2008, 07:25 PM
Despite the fact that I probably have a better return game, I always choose to serve first. If the match gets tight and stays on serve, I'd much rather be up 5-4 than down 4-5.

P_Fer
Jun 10th, 2008, 08:08 PM
Receive

TooBlack
Jun 10th, 2008, 08:13 PM
I like to serve first. My return is better than my serve, but I still like to try and hold serve to get it out of the way and get myself pumped up.

That's exactly the way I think ... I always think I'm gonna be up 2-0 and set over. I never think 1 point or game at a time. I'm thinking sets. lol

debopero
Jun 10th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Return. My serve is awful in the begining of a match so why get broken off the bat :o

young_gunner913
Jun 10th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Receive.

My serve is the worst part of my game, I don't like to start matches pissed at myself. Ask MrSerenaWilliams he gave me a 6-0, 6-1 drubbing. :ras::sad::hysteric:

Dodoboy.
Jun 10th, 2008, 09:12 PM
:lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 10th, 2008, 09:18 PM
Off topic but i aced on MP today!

Winning 7-5 5-7 6-2 against a very tricky player (double handed on both wings - very flat)

Felt soo good :)


I've never played against an opponent like this before :eek:.

CONGRATS!:bounce:

ASP0315
Jun 10th, 2008, 09:38 PM
Recieve

JujulCactus
Jun 10th, 2008, 09:49 PM
Serve !!
I think it is better ..
...you don't know how your opponent is serving!!:rolleyes:
But I know that my second serve isn't my best friend ! :tape:
( more 5 double faults by match !
sommetimes 10 ....)

Emina.
Jun 10th, 2008, 09:50 PM
Serve.

Serenidad.
Jun 10th, 2008, 09:50 PM
Receive 100%. To break someone immediately is so demoralizing.

IanRadi
Jun 10th, 2008, 09:51 PM
I usually choose serve :)

47eggs
Jun 10th, 2008, 09:51 PM
Serve, of cource. We are no pros, who think they might have advantage in 7th or 9th game.
Every game is worth one game. Serving first is advantage for every amateur.

very true

JujulCactus
Jun 10th, 2008, 09:51 PM
Off topic but i aced on MP today!

Winning 7-5 5-7 6-2 against a very tricky player (double handed on both wings - very flat)

Felt soo good :)


You mean double handed on both sides ? :confused:

I play double handed on both sides ;)

AcesHigh
Jun 10th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Either one is fine for me. Neither my return or serving is a great at the start of the match.

MaBaker
Jun 10th, 2008, 10:09 PM
Recieve. My serv is like Dementieva's...when she was 7 :awww:

drake3781
Jun 10th, 2008, 10:13 PM
This should have been moved to Recreational Tennis, not GenMes.

Are all the mods even aware that forum exists?

If threads are not moved there, members are not ever going to start using that forum for this type of message. and others.

BartoliBabes
Jun 10th, 2008, 11:35 PM
serve

kittyking
Jun 11th, 2008, 02:13 AM
I must admit, I am completely shocked that more people choose to recieve. In my playing days in all but 4 or 5 occasions the person who won the coin toss decided to serve. I've only once won the toss and decided to recieve, and thats because it was pretty windy!

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 11th, 2008, 02:29 AM
I must admit, I am completely shocked that more people choose to recieve. In my playing days in all but 4 or 5 occasions the person who won the coin toss decided to serve. I've only once won the toss and decided to recieve, and thats because it was pretty windy!

Are you retired KK :sad:.

kittyking
Jun 11th, 2008, 02:37 AM
Are you retired KK :sad:.

I've retired from tennis um 3 times :lol:

Once to have a go at Badminton, then came back for coaching after Badminton gave me back injuries, then returned back to serious coaching, then retired because of chronic long term wrist pains (I still take a pill for them today), then returned strictly to be captain of my highschool tennis team,, then retired due to that finishing, and now Table Tennis is my speciality. I'm in another money tournament tonight :rocker2:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 11th, 2008, 02:49 AM
I've retired from tennis um 3 times :lol:

Once to have a go at Badminton, then came back for coaching after Badminton gave me back injuries, then returned back to serious coaching, then retired because of chronic long term wrist pains (I still take a pill for them today), then returned strictly to be captain of my highschool tennis team,, then retired due to that finishing, and now Table Tennis is my speciality. I'm in another money tournament tonight ::



SHOW ME THE MONEY!!
:rocker2:

kittyking
Jun 11th, 2008, 02:57 AM
SHOW ME THE MONEY!!
:rocker2:

If I win will you propose to me :p

NeeemZ
Jun 11th, 2008, 04:03 AM
I always choose to receive if I win the toss. It really wasn't a big deal for me because if my opponent won the toss, most of them would always choose to serve so it was generally a win/win situation.

VeeTennisFan
Jun 11th, 2008, 01:22 PM
Serve

Brengle_Nation
Jun 11th, 2008, 01:32 PM
always receive. Gives you that little more time to warm up.