My first job was in sixth grade, sweeping the clay tennis courts at the yacht club near my house, which I was not a member of. Always had to pay my own rent. But I don't really have any concept of how money works. I don't know how much things cost. Like a BMW. Or a quart of milk. It's embarrassing.— Chloe Sevigny
Strong Tennis Courts quotations
A man should never wear shorts in the city.
Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach.
The trouble with me is that every match I play against five opponents: umpire, crowd, ball boys, court, and myself.
In my mind, I'm always the best. If I walk out on the court (and) I think the next person is better, I've already lost.
I want to be remembered as a great player, but I guess it will be as a player who got angry on a tennis court.
I have always believed that my job is to try and give my best on the tennis courts.
You have to believe on the court. In the end, it's mental. In these moments against a great champion like Rafa, you have to believe. It's all about stepping in and taking your chances. I always believed, but it's a process of learning.
It's important for the young players to practice other ball games as well, basketball or table tennis. On the tennis court, you can improve your eye through a kind of overexertion.
All that proves is that most of the world is too poor to build bowling alleys, golf courses, tennis courts and baseball fields. There's hundreds of millions of poor people out there who still ain't got indoor plumbing, but that don't mean there's something great about an outhouse. Soccer is boring. I've never seen a more boring sport.
I made it look so easy on court all those years.
No one realized how hard I had to work. No one realized how much I had to put into it. They underestimated my intensity.
I am afraid of a lot of things. A dog. I could be afraid of a dog that's upset, for example. And on the tennis courts, maybe on the outside I look fearless, but on the inside, I'm scared. There's not one player in the world who isn't nervous before matches. Especially important matches.
Tennis is a young man's game. Until you're 25, you can play singles. From 25 to 35, you should play doubles. I won't tell you exactly how old I am, but when I played, there were 28 men on the court - just on my side of the net.
Tennis players we're always playing in center courts that feel like arenas.
And when we get on the court and the crowd cheers your name or salutes you - it's like you're a gladiator in the arena. And everyone is cheering - and you're fighting, you're screaming, during your strokes - it feels like you're an animal, fighting for your life.
Naturally I've known girlies form an attachment to the younger male before now, but in the tennis score of the bedroom most girls in my experience would rather Love Thirty or Love Forty than Love Fifteen. Men, of course, are a whole other issue; they start at Love All and stay there until they're dragged from the court
Tennis is a traditional game. A big sport like tennis does not need too many changes. The game has become too fast, there are hardly any long, interesting rallies these days. So maybe slowing down the courts could help. But you can't really stop a sport from evolving.
I am very blessed to be able to play tennis, the sport that I love and very grateful for the opportunities to play in the finals of big events, when the season starts you are on the roll constantly and obliged to be committed to daily routines on and off the court.
She [Dokic] left the court with a face as long as thunder.
It's difficult for most people to imagine the creative process in tennis.
Seemingly it's just an athletic matter of hitting the ball consistently well within the boundaries of the court. That analysis is just as specious as thinking that the difficulty in portraying King Lear on stage is learning all the lines.
I think I play tennis for, to against a big legend, big court, short time.
That's what I train for. That's why every day I wake up and I wish I could play those matches, you know. It's like, for me it's the best thing can happen is to play against that guy on that stage, you know.
The fact that nobody played tennis in my family and you'd say by chance they make three tennis courts in front of the restaurant that my family owned when I was 4, I think that's a destiny. That's kind of life circumstances that kind of come together for you to become who you want to become.
An idea has no worth at all without believable characters to implement it;
a plot without characters is like a tennis court without players. Daffy Duck is to a Buck Rogers story what John McEnroe was to tennis. Personality. That is the key, the drum, the fife. Forget the plot.
Manners are manners. Jimmy Connors and Ilie Nastase have no respect. I don't want my kid seeing Nastase play. The demeanor you show on the court is important to tennis.... Maybe we (yesterday's stars) were too stereotyped. But we were told to behave or they'd take our racket away.
There are people who love you and people who hate you, but for me, more so, people only think they know me by how I act or perform on a tennis court.
I'm more in that Rafa Nadal high-energy high-octane mold out there.
I wear that emotion on the court. That's how I play my best tennis. People either like that or not. And I can't change that: that's who I am on a tennis court.
I'm a very creative person in general.
I like to create stuff in my downtime off the court. If I were to tell you everything I do, you would be like, "Do you really play tennis?"
I grew up on the tennis court with lots of other kids.
There were like 40 kids all afternoon and I was one of the youngest ones, so I always had to chase everybody to keep up.
I'm not to eager to play tennis in my spare time.
I'm more interested in doing gym work and stuff like that. We have a lot of schools and courts around where I live, so if I really want to play I don't need to go too far.
It's actually what I consider legalised cheating because one of the great senses that you have on a tennis court is your ability to hear the ball come off your opponent's strings [on Sharapova grunting
It means everything, definitely. I mean, it's Wimbledon. Tennis here is tennis history. Centre Court is always great to play on. I really feel like I'm at home. I was really up and down after my title here in 2011, but I still worked hard and believed in myself, and my team believed in me as well.
The primary conception of tennis is to get the ball over the net and at the same time to keep it within bounds of the court; failing this, within the borders of the neighborhood.
He'll go down as one of the guys who changed our sport in a lot of ways, not only the way he played the game, but also the way that he conducted himself on and off the court.
I did a really good job of sticking to the tennis court.
A man will reveal his true self, or so it seems, on the tennis court.
You don't go home and talk about the great tennis courts that you played, but you do talk about the golf courses you played.
I really like the smell of the tennis balls, the new ones.
I don't need to do it, but it's just my habit, what I do on the court when we change for the new tennis balls. I just smell them. Maybe it's for luck. I've been doing it all my life.