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10 tennis quotes to get you through the work week

Apr 26, 2015
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada
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Tennis is an inspiring game.

It’s full of grace, honour, discipline, perseverance, physical effort and of course a bit of fun as well. We’ve collected a few quotes that were drawn from experiences playing this great sport, that hopefully will inspire you to get out and play… or maybe just give you a little chuckle.

 

Never discuss love with a tennis player, it means nothing to them.

Never discuss love with a tennis player, it means nothing to them — Unknown

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. — Arthur Ashe

To err is human. To put the blame on someone else is doubles.

To err is human. To put the blame on someone else is doubles. — Unknown

Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn't allowed in a photo because I wasn't wearing a tennis skirt, I knew that I wanted to change the sport.

Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn’t allowed in a photo because I wasn’t wearing a tennis skirt, I knew that I wanted to change the sport. — Billy Jean King

You only live once, but you get to serve twice.

You only live once, but you get to serve twice — Unknown

I've got more out of tennis than I could ever give back.

I’ve got more out of tennis than I could ever give back. — Andy Roddick

Life is like a game of tennis; the player who serves well seldom loses.

Life is like a game of tennis; the player who serves well seldom loses — Unknown

What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing well.

What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying in there and winning matches when you are not playing that well. — John McEnroe

Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row.

Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row. — Vitas Gerulaitis, on beating Jimmy Connors

The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall.

The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I’ll never be as good as a wall. — Mitch Hedberg, Comedian

So which one was your favourite? Know any other great tennis quotes? Let us know!