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Old Jul 3rd, 2009, 06:16 PM   #1
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FIRST tennis match experiences!!

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..

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Old Jul 11th, 2009, 02:18 PM   #2
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15 aces... Wow.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2009, 11:38 PM   #3
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Keep it up! You'll be good one day.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2009, 06:43 AM   #4
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Re: FIRST tennis match experiences!!

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.
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Old Aug 24th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #5
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Re: FIRST tennis match experiences!!

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
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Re: FIRST tennis match experiences!!

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. 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.

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.
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Old Aug 27th, 2009, 11:17 AM   #7
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good job, keep it up
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Re: FIRST tennis match experiences!!

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.. 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 ), so I actually thought I had won the whole match at some point!

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Old Mar 3rd, 2010, 09:31 AM   #9
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Been looking for this thread.
is all i can say.
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Old Mar 7th, 2010, 04:06 AM   #10
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Re: FIRST tennis match experiences!!

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
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Old Mar 7th, 2010, 04:40 AM   #11
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First ''Pro'' Quebec tennis match. I won 62 26 76(7) saving two match points no joke. It was a catfight!!! . The guy cried, I thought that was so lame honestly... but whatever. I have so many harsh and enjoyable tennis memory. I'll try to share them one day when I have time
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Old Mar 7th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #12
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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
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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
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when i was 10, i went to the net and smash balls and thinks its aces.
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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!
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