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Quotations about Tennis


Tennis is more than just a game; it's a symphony of physical prowess, strategic thinking, and emotional resilience, all converging on the court. It’s a sport that captivates millions around the globe, be it as spectators or players. The beauty of tennis lies not only in the powerful serves and swift volleys, but also in the discipline, dedication, and passion it demands. This elegant sport has inspired countless words of admiration, motivation, and reflection from people all around the globe.

The following collection of witty quotations explores the multifaceted world of tennis. From musings of professional players who have devoted their lives to the game, to the observations of fans and critics who admire it from afar, these quotations encapsulate the beauty, the struggle, the joy, and the enduring appeal of tennis. They not only depict the competitive spirit that is integral to the game but also underscore the life lessons tennis imparts - perseverance, humility, resilience, and the never-ending pursuit of excellence. Whether you're a seasoned player, a budding enthusiast, or a mere observer, these funny quotations will give you a fresh perspective on this timeless sport.

quotations about tennis

"I don't want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments." Arthur Ashe (American professional tennis player, 1943-1993)

"The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall." Mitch Hedberg (American comedian, 1968-2005)

"Good shot, bad luck, and hell are the five basic words to be used in a game of tennis, though these, of course, can be slightly amplified." Virginia Graham (American TV presenter, 1912-1998)

Whoever said, "It's not whether you win or lose that counts," probably *lost.*won.*whispered it.* Martina Navratilova (Czech-born American tennis player, 1956-)

"The serve was invented so the net could play." Bill Cosby (American comedian and actor, 1937-)

"Tennis: a racquet sport in which two players compete to see who has the shortest temper, the worst memory, the poorest eyesight, and the slowest watch." Anon

"Ladies, here's a hint. If you're up against a girl with big boobs, bring her to the net and make her hit backhand volleys. That's the hardest shot for the well-endowed." Billie Jean King (tennis player and campaigner, 1943-)

"Actually, I tossed it nicely, landed nicely, like an airplane. No warning, beautiful. That's the art of throwing racquets." Goran Ivanisevic (professional tennis player, 1971-)

The trouble with me is that every match I play against five opponents: umpire, crowd, ball boys, court, and *myself.*my parents.*God.* Goran Ivanisevic (professional tennis player, 1971-)

McEnroe has got to sit down and work out where he *stands.*lives.*wants to go.* Fred Perry (British tennis player, 1909-1995)

"If she gets the jitters now, then she isn't the great champion that she is." Max Robertson (sports commentator, 1915-2009)

"When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again." Hugo Black (American politician, 1886-1971)

"The tennis ball doesn't know how old I am. The ball doesn't know if I'm a man or a woman or if I come from a communist country or not. Sport has always broken down these barriers." Martina Navratilova (Czech-born American tennis player, 1956-)

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