While the proliferation of loud grunting on tour has often compelled me to watch tennis matches with the volume muted, I can think of at least one activity during which audible outbursts of passion are totally permissible.Don’t be surprised for some weird looks from your neighbors, though.Flexibility, core strength and fitness easily outrank musculature as the sport’s most desirable attributes, which limit bulk while encouraging a flat stomach.
And that’s exactly what you’d expect from a girl whose life is more about gritty tackles, hair-ruining headers and weird tan lines than it is about weekly visits to the tanning bed downtown.
The only thing keeping me from saying “definitely” instead of “probably” is… Unless you’re on the pitch all year like she is, it’s highly unlikely you’ll be as fit as an athlete whose job it is to run around a 100-by-70-yard field for two uninterrupted, 45-minute halves.
Your racquet-twirling significant other probably isn’t going to stop playing any time soon, as tennis is one of those sports that practitioners cherish for its lifelong appeal. A decent stick can run well over 0 and court-time — especially in cities — is a precious commodity, and priced accordingly.
Those who can’t lay claim to bottomless trust funds (and many can), usually boast lucrative jobs to foot the bill for their favorite pastime. “Weekly clinic” is often a thinly-veiled euphemism for “Singles’ Mixer,” while “Want to hit some time?
And the best part is finding out she’s played a sport you get to know her.
It’s like a bonus on top of everything else that attracted you to her in the first place.Before you contest that such an expenditure would be better put to use at a beachfront property or five-star hotel and spa, remember that most tennis resorts are actually the principle amenities of … And should your tennis player be a big fan of attending pro tournaments, prepare yourself for the drudgery of his/her bucket list item #1: seeing all four Grand Slams, whose drab, unfathomable locales include Melbourne, Paris, London and New York. Or they would be, if not for the presence of crew socks, wristbands, parcels of athletic tape swathing various expanses of the body and (for girls) shirts with intricate webs of straps where a back should be.Seriously, can you think of another sport in which you and your beloved can align forces and take on your in-laws in a very real and competitive way? Obviously, this leads to some imperfect tanning patterns.Many professional women basketball players compete year-round while most men dunk over each other every night.They’re all fierce in their own ways, but soccer is one of the few sports that looks identical no matter who’s on the field.With that said, there’s definitely a specific type of athlete that has become a personal favorite.