PROBLEMS TENNIS PLAYERS UNDERSTAND
We love tennis. It can’t be said enough. However, there are a few problems that we think our fellow tennis lovers will definitely understand.
Seriously, by the end of the season, our legs are perfectly sun kissed – which is great until you see how vampire-like our feet are. Not to mention the tan lines our Give Back Racerback tanks leave behind. Thankfully, we can even it out from a bottle- or if we're lucky enough via some trips to the beach.
When you’re bouncing the ball before a serve, and it hits your foot.
Of course, it then rolls seven miles away, and you have to chase after it, listening to your best friend laugh at you the entire way. It’s even worse if you’re competing in front of a crowd. So, embarrassing.
Trying to explain scoring to non-players.
Trying to explain the difference between a game, a set, and a match to non-players can be borderline impossible. You’ve probably been asked, “Why are tennis games scored Love, 15, 30, 40, Game? Why not just 1, 2, 3, etc.?” If you ever need to explain scoring tennis to anybody, you can send them over to our Rules of the Game post.
Talking to yourself after a stupid shot.
We can’t be the only ones that reprimand ourselves out loud for making mistakes on the court. “Come on. Get it together.” Or sometimes we might yell at our racket for letting us down, as if the stupid shot wasn’t our own fault.
The sun getting in your eyes during a serve.
This is a classic, and it can definitely relate to athletes in other sports as well. When it comes to playing tennis, there’s almost nothing more frustrating than the sun burning your eyeballs right out of your head and ruining your serve.
Non-players thinking it’s easy.
It is the most annoying thing when someone who has never played tennis says that tennis is an “easy” sport to play. Excuse us? No. Tennis is challenging both physically and mentally! It’s also a huge amount of fun – one of the many reasons to play tennis.
What are some of the relatable tennis problems you’ve faced in your time on the court? Let us know in the comments.