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15 Things You'll Only Understand If You Played Tennis As A Kid

Drop shots 4 the win.

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1. That awesome feeling when you finally owned a proper racket.

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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASS.

2. And the first thing you did was accessorise it like a pro.

A smiley face shock absorber will do nicely.

3. Then you started working on your technique.

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4. And learning the drills.

5. Your first few matches were decided by double faults.

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6. There was always one kid who everyone thought would grow up to play in a grand slam.

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7. You always ganged up on the coach.

8. You would constantly hit loose balls into other courts...

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...and you had to wait awkwardly for the point to finish or risk dodging the flying tennis balls.

9. The drop shot was always your favourite.

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Haters gonna hate.

10. And you attempted it way too often.

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11. Your first tournament was kind of terrifying...

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...but it didn't take you long to catch the competitive spirit.

12. The smell from a brand-new tube of tennis balls will never escape you.

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13. But you never quite mastered serving into the sun.

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14. You still remember that first ace.

15. And when you watch tennis on TV, you convince yourself you still have what it takes to be pro.

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Maybe you do?

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