Tennisopolis : Tennis Social Network

Hey old dudes, I just want to announce that Martin created a new group dedicated to players over 50.

In the new group, you can share and discuss ideas like:

How to win the smart way.

How to stay healthy.

How to deal with young opponents.

Ways to improve your strategy.

How to recruit 20-something doubles partners.  :-)

No really, come represent and join in the fun:

Tennis Over 50

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With the new 40+ in USTA, perhaps it should be over 40?

Anyway, I think strategy play is the way to go as it's the only way I can have an edge over the younger players! Also, there's nothing like taking off the pace for those hard hitters.

Playing several times a week is a great way to stay healthy in mind and body.


Just getting started in Tennis at age 56 and looking for a partner of equal skills. Very athletic all my life baseball, football, alot of basketball, running years ago no longer, tread mill 4 days week, but a novice when it comes to tennis. I would say I have a few months under my belt against a wall. Need to start playing to begin learning the game. How does one locate a partner?


Do yourself a big favor, find a qualified coach.  The best coaches generally get the best students ie: the ones who coach the top ranked juniors in your area - but not always.  You have to ask around, get opinions.  Try out a few coaches and see which one communicates best to you.  Tennis is a very highly skilled sport.  It is like learning to play a musical instrument.  You can spend the rest of your life trying reinvent the wheel, developing bad habits that hurt your progress, or you can find a qualified coach who will get you started in the right direction.  Good luck!  Enjoy the greatest game every concieved. 

I have been working with several coaches, now I would like to start playing tennis. I am fortunate  to be working with an x-tennis pro from Europe, we talk tennis almost every day along with instruction. So back to my initial question how does one find entry level partners?  

I would recommend asking your coach(s) to match you up with players of your level.

Hi Rich!  I am also entry level, working with a great coach.  I live in the South Bay.  Where are you located?  Let's see if we can get together and play.  Practice, practice, practice!!!  :)  Janismarla

Hey, I would love to be a part of this group.  I live in the SouthBay and am a beginner but the more I play, the better I'll get.  So, what's the next step?  Janismarla :)


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