21 Things Tennis Players Know To Be True

Love means nothing.

1. One of your arms is slightly bigger than the other.

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2. Tennis balls are everywhere. In your home, your car, your bags, your shoes, under your bed.

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3. You are familiar with the inevitable tan lines.

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4. You have a special affinity for a certain type of racket. And you cannot play with any other kind. It just doesn’t feel right.

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5. All of your bags must be large enough to accompany your racket.

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6. One word: callouses.

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7. You love the sensation of opening a new pack of balls and the smell that comes along with it.

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8. If someone asks you about your tension level you immediately think about your racket, not stress.

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9. You know that bagels and breadsticks doesn’t refer to food… but it’s just as damn exciting.

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10. You are either Adidas or Nike. You are not both.

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11. You have to apply a new overgrip before each game.

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12. You know the courage, fear, and struggle that come with playing a tiebreaker on a third set.

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13. And you will always worship Patrick Rafter for his serves and volleys.

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14. You definitely aim for people. It’s a good strategy, sorry.

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15. Double faulting is the worst feeling.

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16. Slamming your racket feels so wrong yet so right.

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17. CLAY COURT PLAYERS = TERRIFYING.

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18. You have a very precise serving routine.

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19. You remember your aces better than your birthdays.

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20. You and your doubles partner share an impenetrable bond.

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21. And you still have nightmares about the ball that hit the net and bounced over. LIFE IS SO UNFAIR.

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