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Old 04-30-08, 10:08 PM   #1
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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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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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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.
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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!
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Tandem, fixed gear, doubles tennis--instant youtube classic.
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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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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.
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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.
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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!
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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Got a clay court in the backyard.
Lucky Ba@#$%$ LOL.
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*raises hand* tennis!
Where do you play? Riverside?
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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.
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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Old 05-01-08, 06:02 PM   #24
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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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