21 Things Tennis Players Know To Be True

Love means nothing.

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

Manuela Davies / Via Getty Images Sport

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

Pool / Via Getty Images Sport

3. You are familiar with the inevitable tan lines.

Mike Ehrmann / Via Getty Images Sport

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.

Shaun Botterill / Via Getty Images Sport

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

Matthew Stockman / Via Getty Images Sport

6. One word: callouses.

Mark Kolbe / Via Getty Images Sport

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

Ken Levine / Via Getty Images Sport

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

Dan Istitene / Via Getty Images Sport

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

Clive Brunskill / Via Getty Images Sport

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

Bryan Bedder / Via Getty Images Entertainment

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

Clive Brunskill / Via Getty Images Sport

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

Clive Brunskill / Via Getty Images Sport

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

Charlie Crowhurst / Via Getty Images Sport

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

Cameron Spencer / Via Getty Images Sport

15. Double faulting is the worst feeling.

Mike Ehrmann / Via Getty Images Sport

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

Matthew Stockman / Via Getty Images Sport

17. CLAY COURT PLAYERS = TERRIFYING.

Scott Halleran / Via Getty Images Sport

18. You have a very precise serving routine.

Clive Brunskill / Via Getty Images Sport

19. You remember your aces better than your birthdays.

Clive Brunskill / Via Getty Images Sport

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

Al Bello / Via Getty Images Sport

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

Clive Brunskill / Via Getty Images Sport

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

 
  Your Reaction?
  REACT WITH GIF
 

    Contributions

    Hot Buzz

    Sorry, But Maisie Williams Was Actually The Best-Dressed Person At The Golden Globes

    fab

    The Best Beauty And Fashion Trends Of 2016

    fab
    Now Buzzing