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Favorite Tennis Related Quotes
Please share some of your tennis related quotes in this thread. Quotes either about tennis or quotes from people involved in the tennis industry (pro players, coaches, etc).
If you have a general quote not related to tennis that you want to share, we have another thread for favorite general quotes at http://www.tennisw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6389
Here's a quote to get us started:
"I have always considered tennis as a combat in an arena between two gladiators who have their racquets and their courage as their weapons." ~Yannick Noah
"Ladies, here's a hint. If you're up against a girl with big boobs, bring her to the net and make her hit backhand volleys. That's the hardest shot for the well-endowed." ~Billie Jean King
lol, she didnt say that!?
Originally Posted by John
"But that won't give me a free hand to hold the beer."
Billy Carter while being taught the two-handed backhand
"In tennis the addict moves about a hard rectangle and seeks to ambush a fuzzy ball with a modified snow-shoe."
"The serve was invented so that the net could play."
"Though your game is hardly the best you can fray your opponent's nerves by methodically bouncing the ball at least ten times before your serves."
Arnold J. Zarett (Djokovic must have heard this one before)
Tennis players have fuzzy balls
(saw this on a t-shirt)
Golfer's may have stiff shafts but Tennis players have fuzzy balls.
Upon gaining a wildcard bid to the US Open Tennis Championships: That’s great - I’m only seven wins away from my first grand slam title.
- Justin Gimelstob
When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn’t play tennis.I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo L. Black
First to the net, first to the pub.
- Patrick Rafter
when asked how it felt when mikhail youzhny won russia the davis cup in the decisive rubber, safin responded, "It feels better than sex."
"Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row." (Vitas Gerulaitis, on finally beating Jimmy Connors, or was it Borg? and my personal favorite, seriously it's even on my facebook page)
I don't even get that.
I mean what do the double d's have to do with volleys?
Eh, Beats me why she'd give that advice to anyone.
And, I've never come across a tennis player with big ones.
Anyway favorite quote is,
Makes no sense,
You only live once, but you can serve twice.
but it sound's.. interesting.
Be a fighter, do not be a quitter
Only the end of the match can stop you figuring out what to do
It is easier to attack than to defend
Hit it as hard as you can control
Stcik to the tactic you are winning with
Tennis is like a chess where player has to run
When you do not know what to do hit the ball where it came from
Be actor not reactor
Working up an opening from backcourt before taking the offensive
Sing a song
When going gets tough, tough gets going
It is all in the state of mind
Competition breeds excellence
There is not substitute for match play
Everybody needs to be driven, everybody needs ambition
Exceptiomal talent is a requisite in every sport
Give your best no matter what
Compete within yourself
Persistance, patience, practice
Tennis is relentness pursuit of the ideal contact point
regarding patience, it is said that the road to success runs uphill;so do not expect to break any speed records
the dedicated coach never knows enough or stops learning
Concentration comes naturally when we are doing what we enjoy
You want to win the point;you do not want your opponent to lose it
Learning takes time, and not just passage of time, but the time spent in thoughtful and meaningful practice.
Work on your game so you can make your game work for you in competitive play.
In Depth Description of Bringing a Child Up a Competitive Ladder with Advices and Recommendations
Last edited by Bubo; 07-29-2009 at 05:08 AM.
It's posted hundreds of times around the net and each time I've seen the quote it is attributed to Billy Jean King. I don't know when or where she said it nor have I personally seen any video where she said it. All I know is that she gets credit for that quote nearly everywhere.
Originally Posted by Lawn Tennis
Yeah, it is quite funny.
Waıt ısnt Mıchael Jacksons song called Bılly Jean based on her?
Wait i must have jinxed micaheal jackson. Oh my god could i have been the possible reason he died?
Oh no! =o
Originally Posted by Robyna
first, robyna have you seen serena williams....well yeah second i honestly just played a kid who bounced the ball like 15 times before his serve it made me angry and he probly got a game off of it didnt really matter though cause i still won 1 and 0 but its really frusterating
Yeah.. I have. And yes I understand. Wow, it all makes sense. I feel like I've discovered the Davinci Code or something.
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