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Postby Ben » Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:28 pm

With Wimbledon climaxing this week, I thought it was appropriate for Dave's infamous Tennis Analogy to be brought to light again:

One analogy to help people understand this is tennis. Imagine the question, "What is tennis?"
Is tennis the backhand volley, or the lob? Whole matches can pass without involving a backhand volley or a lob so you'd have to say no. Tennis can involve those shots but it doesn't have to. Trying a backhand volley when the ball is falling 10 metres in front of you on your forehand side is not tennis, it's just ridiculous. If you hit a ball to someone's forehand and they kneel down, swap sides and just about get it over the net with a backhand volley, how stupid do they look to you?
That's exactly how people who make videos with spins and aimless movements in look to us.

Tennis is not the shots, it is not about having the perfect backhand volley, it's returning the ball in the most appropriate way to win the point.
Parkour is not the techniques, it is not about having the perfect turn vault, it's moving in the most appropriate way to get to where you are going.

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Re: Wimbledon

Postby Roids™ » Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:07 pm

Very good analogy :wink:
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Re: Wimbledon

Postby triggernometry » Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:17 am


here here to good sense and analogies
"'never been intrested in the score or the teams , only the game"

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Re: Wimbledon

Postby Natterz » Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:13 am

i like it :)
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Re: Wimbledon

Postby codemunkeh » Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:34 am

Shocking facts:
I woke up early yesterday.
One in six people in the whole world don't have clean water.

Both these are useless if you're doing a speech on tennis though.
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Re: Wimbledon

Postby playhater » Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:28 pm

Just make up facts, as long as they sound reasonable then noone can then just get up and say, you're lying, because unless theres someone who actually knows then i doubt that anyone will question it. Thats just a suggestion though if you really cant find any facts just do that and hope for the best :D


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