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    Biking / Tennis corrolation ???

    Yes this is a weird observation, however is it my imagination or are there an unusually large amount of cyclists that also play tennis regularly? I see quite a few mentions of tennis on BF's but also see the corrolation at work amongst the cyclists. Just me spewing out thoughts in a half awake stupor

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    I don't see it here. I'm pretty involved with both. I've been playing tennis since I was 5 yrs old (we didn't have a swimming pool in the backyard growing up, we had a tennis court!) and cycling for about 4 yrs.

    I think they're really complimentary! Tennis is very high impact, where cycling isn't. And besides...when my shots can't find the court, I'm a cyclist. When I don't have the legs and fall off the back, I'm a tennis player!

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    Got a clay court in the backyard. It needs some TLC, my bikes are well used.
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    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    Been playing tennis since I was 9 or so. I actually don't see that trend around here. None of the tennis guys I hit with ride.
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    I know quite a few cyclists, and as far as I know, not a single one of them plays tennis. Myself included. Last time I played at all was in school, 14 years ago...

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    I avoid sports that involve projectiles.
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    either

    play squash, it's better for you

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    Tennis who plays tennis?
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    *raises hand* tennis!

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    Negatory here. I tried tennis when I was young, but I didn't find lasting enjoyment. Everyone else was either way better than me, or way worse, and it was a perpetual massacre. It's been over 25 years since I swung a racket. Likely I won't ever do it again.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    I haven't played tennis since college, I love playing it but I can find anyone else that does, guess it requires to much movement.

    Note: Playing tennis on the Wii doesn't count although it is fun
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    I am fan, but I don't play much anymore, it is definitely somehting I have considered looking into as a "second" sport. Everyone out here plays, and no one plays football, so I need to find a happy medium.

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    I wonder if tandem riders can only play doubles?
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    I really enjoy tennis, but don't play regularly enough to be any good. I'll say this for it; it's a lot less expensive hobby than cycling (assuming you don't count the CC membership).

    I really haven't noticed the correlation though.

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    I'm a casual tennis player. Used to be really into it, but now it's something I do once or twice a month during the warmer months.

    The trouble I have is finding a partner to play with. Wait....that's kinda' my problem in general!
    Just Do It..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I wonder if tandem riders can only play doubles?
    Tandem, fixed gear, doubles tennis--instant youtube classic.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Tandem, fixed gear, doubles tennis--instant youtube classic.
    Or sidecar doubles! You still have your sidecar?
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    I have heard skiing-golf-tennis.. Not Biking-Tennis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Or sidecar doubles! You still have your sidecar?
    Oh yeah!
    Helmets would be required. Few things are as dangerous as a hopped-up, competitive, sidecar monkey with a racket.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    I used to ride 16 mi RT to play on my HS tennis team. There was no other way home after practice--this was a rural area--so the bike was it. I kept playing in college, though I play only occasionally now. It's the only sport I participate in besides cycling.
    Even a bad bike ride is still better than a good subway ride any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthere View Post
    I don't see it here. I'm pretty involved with both. I've been playing tennis since I was 5 yrs old (we didn't have a swimming pool in the backyard growing up, we had a tennis court!) and cycling for about 4 yrs.

    I think they're really complimentary! Tennis is very high impact, where cycling isn't. And besides...when my shots can't find the court, I'm a cyclist. When I don't have the legs and fall off the back, I'm a tennis player!
    I started at 9 years old and pretty much levelled off with my skill at that age ... and trust me that's not a good thing. You were lucky to have your own court ... I'm jealous

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Got a clay court in the backyard.
    Lucky Ba@#$%$ LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
    *raises hand* tennis!
    Where do you play? Riverside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    I really enjoy tennis, but don't play regularly enough to be any good. I'll say this for it; it's a lot less expensive hobby than cycling (assuming you don't count the CC membership).

    I really haven't noticed the correlation though.
    Waaaay cheaper. I'm on the executive of our community club and we only charge $110 for an individual membership. Can't beat that.

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    Kinda +1 to what Skinnyone said...but, more like a correlation between skiing & cycling.

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    When i lived in Ireland, i played every day, and played club at a pretty high level. When i moved to a crap small town in saskatchewan, i didnt play for over 7 years, which kinda sucked, but i got back into it after that. In my last year of University i won my intramurals Singles/Doubles title

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