I took up tennis after we retired from teaching figure skating. I am doing a few tournaments and find I really am enjoying the sport.
I lived in Flagstaff for almost 1 year, until I moved down to Phoenix. I moved to Flagstaff straight from Huntington Beach, Calif. We're talking Sea Level to (what?) seven thousand feet above sea level I think? The first tennis game I played,was the worst match of my life. I couldn't catch my breath because of the thin air. I do seem to recall playing on courts that were carpeted with artificial grass. Something you have to get use to but Flagstaff had a very good Tennis Community. Players of all levels can be easily found and Flagstaff has plenty of Courts to play on as well all around the City.
For anyone moving to Flagstaff who plays Tennis, do some bike riding for a couple of weeks before you attempt to play a match, if you came from a much lower altitude. Drinks plenty of water and most importantly, don't push yourself.
The difference between playing a match and hitting is remembering to rest. Players tend to play a consistent round of Tennis without properly resting when they are merely hitting as opposed to match play when you rest on odd games.
Great Place :)
Welcome to Tennisw. Tell me about your experience level in Tennis
09-19-2008, 06:29 AM
Love the site:)
09-19-2008, 10:15 AM
That's good to hear. I hope you visit us often and become a regular participant. By the way, welcome to TW! :)
09-19-2008, 09:44 PM
Muy contento haber encontrado este sitio. Necesito parejas de tenis!
Very happy to have found this site. Need new tennis partners! English or Spanish-speaking.
Greetings from Kansas City!
09-20-2008, 12:06 AM
Hey Charles, welcome to TW! Be sure to post a thread in our Tennis Mates section regarding your search for new tennis partners.
09-20-2008, 08:42 AM
new member here. love this site. thanx
09-22-2008, 06:09 AM
I'm new here!I love tennis,watching and playing,my game is a mix between Chang and Becker.I'm from france.
09-23-2008, 07:22 AM
I'm new to just like too say hi to you all
09-23-2008, 07:56 AM
09-23-2008, 11:29 PM
I am here.
09-23-2008, 11:32 PM
I'm glad to be on the site. I'm basically looking for some local people to play tennis with. I'm not the greatest, but I'm not a complete beginner. I live in the Riverside, CA area.
09-23-2008, 11:33 PM
What's the W in the TennisW mean?
09-24-2008, 08:37 PM
Welcome to all the new members! :)
JeepGuy, the W pretty much represents "web" as in 'tennis website' or 'tennis web' , etc. We actually don't have an official meaning for the "W" , but that's generally what it means to me at least. Maybe it could even mean Worldwide as well.
09-27-2008, 03:32 AM
Hi there I am new to this Blog and think its great. I use to play alot of tennis when I was young. Now returning to the game some 25 years on, its changed but it hasn't. What would be great is somne on line helps on
2 How to pick aRacket and why
3 What is the best make and why
4 Stringing and types of string an dwhat they all mean and how to pick a string
Really looking forward to learning about a game I forgot I knew how to play