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Sep 2nd, 2015 04:27 AM
Re: When did you start playing tennis?

Took a beginner tennis clinic at my fitness/racquet club in December 2011 (I joined for yoga earlier that summer). Played my first match in June 2012. Played off and on until I got serious about it in May 2014. Turn 41 in a couple weeks.
Sep 2nd, 2015 12:51 AM
Re: When did you start playing tennis?

1.5 years ago, at the age of 15
Sep 1st, 2015 01:12 PM
Re: When did you start playing tennis?

I started informally at age 3, then mum took me to my first lessons at 7.
Sep 1st, 2015 11:11 AM
Injury Girl
Re: When did you start playing tennis?

At 29 and been playing almost every other day since then despite all the injuries I managed to collect

Hello everyone, btw
Jul 16th, 2015 03:55 AM
Re: When did you start playing tennis?

3 years ago and stopped playing for like 6 months now
Jul 15th, 2015 01:06 PM
Re: When did you start playing tennis?

like 8 months ago
i never knew anyone who played tennis when i was younger. where i live most people are into football. so i just played basketball instead.

i really hope i improve with time.
Jul 6th, 2015 06:51 PM
Re: When did you start playing tennis?

My parents forced me to play when I was 8.
Jul 6th, 2015 02:28 PM
Re: When did you start playing tennis?

I started playing tennis just after I finished college aged 18
Jul 6th, 2015 09:07 AM
Re: When did you start playing tennis?

i started playing when i was 10 years old and i have been playing for 8 years. When i was a student i hadn't time and stopped for one year. My friend adviced me a good service Luckily i came back
Jun 18th, 2015 11:11 PM
Re: When did you start playing tennis?

Played from 11 to 18 on a weekly basis
Jun 17th, 2015 04:10 PM
Re: When did you start playing tennis?

I was twelve! My parents were club players who did not encourage me or my brothers to try the game at all, but I wanted to play the game "like Dad" more than anything. When I told my mother this at age 10, she said, "You'll never be as good as your father, so why bother?"

Yeah, REAL nice. No "Special Snowflake" childhood for me.

But I'm glad. I took-up the game on summer breaks, showed quick talent for it and had natural athleticism, and by age 15 I was able to enter a club tournament where I met my Dad in the second round and beat him in three sets. AWKWARD but wonderful! He categorically refused to play tennis with me again.

I left home at 17 and took tennis with me as a lifetime sport, through college studies (that I paid-for, THANKS MOM & DAD), business interactions, club line-ups, and basic "weekend warrior" fights at local parks -- (if you're ever in a town that doesn't have at least ONE public tennis court, you're in the wrong town.)

I joined the USTA in Northern California in the late 1990s as a 4.5 player and was undefeated in my league for the first season ... until the very last match when I faced the only other guy in the region who was undefeated ... both of us 13-0 for the season, and he beat me 6-4 6-2. I was a big hitter with good movement ... he was a pusher who ran like Michael Chang (and looked like him). Bummer.

But I beat him two weeks later to win my first USTA club event and was bumped up to 5.0.

I won one more regional tournament as a 5.0 player and reached two additional finals before my shoulder went off the boil with chronic tendinitis. I rehabbed it and went back to tennis and won a few more local events and loved my league matches.

Tennis has given me some of the best memories of my life, and it has enabled me to meet some of the nicest people in the world -- friends for life, whether playing competitive matches or late-night doubles get-togethers with lovely people. I value the sport and what it has given to me.

Best Tennis Memory Ever: Meeting a slightly overweight girl who loved tennis but never thought she could play the game, and spending a whole summer teaching her how to really play, and seeing the look on her face when she beat another, SKINNY BLONDE girl in a local tournament. She still plays the game and loves it.

That was worth more to me than winning a couple of local USTA events or league honors.

And all because, at age 10, my own mother said I should never bother to take up the sport.

Tennis is the best and "tennis people" are (usually) the best
Jun 17th, 2015 12:57 PM
Queen Vika
Re: When did you start playing tennis?

I was five, i just watch Maria beat Serena in the wimbledon final and i wanted to be just like her

I was never too serious because i had/still have school, travelling, violin, coaching for maths and English, soccer, hockey...

But it still remains my favourite sport, and im pretty good eleven years later
Jun 17th, 2015 08:18 AM
The Walking Bye
Re: When did you start playing tennis?

11. When I moved to Aus, I got interested in tennis. Hit against the wall, and broke the air conditioning system () and a light

A lot better now, practicing against a wall is good motivator to play tennis, but detrimental to your game
Jun 17th, 2015 07:10 AM
Re: When did you start playing tennis?

I started playing 7 years ago So when I was 10!
Jun 16th, 2015 11:08 PM
Re: When did you start playing tennis?

I've been watching tennis my whole life, but only recently started learning how to play by reading tutorials on sites like and
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