Tennis Quotes - Page 2

I got picked on a lot. I was a complete geek in school. I had braces. I didn’t have the hot girlfriend. I wasn’t ever sought after. I was a stocky, awkward kid who got laughed off the tennis court when I tried that.

– Josh Brolin

I grew up on games like Madden and NBA Jam, then moved on to NFL 2K on Dreamcast. The game I really loved was Virtua Tennis.

– Chris Paul

So there is not a lot about me that you don’t know other than that I play table tennis. I’m great, I’m great at table tennis! You will look at me and go, ‘How does that dude know how to play that well?’

– Jamie Foxx

Tennis is all about mental toughness, and you have to keep your head in the game. I make time to relax away from competition pressures, travel and intense training schedules to make sure I’m looking after myself. Taking time out with family and friends helps to maintain the work-life balance everyone needs.

– Samantha Stosur

I have this terrible dark side to my personality, which playing tennis keeps at bay.

– Monica Seles

For the first couple of years I played really bad tennis. It was so bad that they booed me off the court.

– Richard Krajicek

Tennis is what I do and is part of who I am.

– Jennifer Capriati

I have a passion for playing tennis and enjoy the workload and struggles of performing in this amazing global sport.

– Sania Mirza

Before, I would play a little hoops, a little tennis. Now it’s more yoga, Pilates, stretching, some light weight work, push-ups, sit-ups, resistance things. When I used to live on the eleventh floor, I would take the steps. I don’t do that so much now. I’m taking the elevator a bit more these days.

– Robin Roberts

With a tennis racket strapped tightly to her hiking pack, Martina Navratilova began her ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. The tennis legend had visions of celebrating at the summit of Africa’s highest peak by hitting a couple balls to see how far they might fly in the thin air at 19,341 feet.

– Don Yaeger

Where is women’s sports prominently displayed with the men? Tennis is the only thing I can think of.

– Ronda Rousey

Seeing the intensity and power she brings to the game, it’s hard to imagine her being anything but single-minded in pursuing tennis. But Serena Williams has other passions, too. In fact, there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day, week or month for one of the world’s most gifted athletes to chase her many interests.

– Don Yaeger

Tennis takes care of everything. It requires agility and quickness to get to the ball, core strength to get power into your shorts and stamina to last for an entire match. In addition to toning your arms and shoulders, it’s a total body workout for your legs and abs, and works your heart and core unlike any other sport.

– Samantha Stosur

I did always dream of being a professional player. I think every kid does dream of being a pro, but to last the journey you have to love tennis as a sport and if you are lucky enough to make it in the pros, it is really a bonus.

– Samantha Stosur

You will never have great tennis champions from England because of the cold and dark, but most of all because people only care about the sport for two weeks a year, and then they’re on to something else. There’s just not a great love of the sport there.

– Monica Seles

I have a TV Soap Boomerang award, and I always start my year with the Australian Open tennis! Tennis, soccer, you name it.

– Doug Davidson

I make movies the same way other kids play tennis or go to piano lessons. I’m trying to get better at what I want to do, just like other kids are trying to get better at what they want to do.

– Elle Fanning

I love jeans, T-shirts, boots, and tennis shoes.

– Ashley Benson

I don’t play golf or tennis, I don’t ski, I don’t snowboard. If you love what you do, you never get enough of it.

– Frankie Valli

It’s tough when you’re No. 1. You don’t have any private life, you can’t even walk anywhere. I think that was one reason why I lost my motivation to play tennis.

– Bjorn Borg