Is Tennis A Sissy Sport?

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Jack Scott
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Does anybody think Tennis is a sissy sport and men should play sports like
Football and Rugby? How would you feel if your male friends liked tennis and didnt like football?
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These people have never played a proper game of Tennis then.
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Each to their own.

Tennis isn't a sissy sport though o.O What is it that makes you think it is?
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'Sissy sport', what a pathetic label. I don't care what my friends play, they can play what they like.
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Each to their own.

Tennis isn't a sissy sport though o.O What is it that makes you think it is?
I don't but I know people who think it is...they think theres something dodgy about it for men
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Tennis requires massive fitness, skill and carries a large risk of injury too. So for people to call it a sissy sport is stupid. I get the same treatment for playing American Football
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Why? Because they don't go around groping other men? lol
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There is no such thing as a 'sissy sport'.

Also, does Serena Williams look like a sissy to you?
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There is no such thing as a 'sissy sport'.

Also, does Serena Williams look like a sissy to you?
Sorry it should really be 'is tennis a sissy sport for men?'
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Sorry it should really be 'is tennis a sissy sport for men?'
So certain sports make men sissies, and not women? :lolwut:
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Football is far more 'sissy'.
You actually have to have some modicum of fitness and skill to play tennis.
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Tennis requires an insane level of fitness (for adequate level of play, that is), coordination of hand-eye, feet and general body, awareness of space and opponent and strength.
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So certain sports make men sissies, and not women? :lolwut:
I was taking sissy to mean like unmanly so men would have no problem with women playing tennis
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Nah, nothing wrong with it. I guess some would find it to be a sissy sport but each to their own I suppose.
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When I was at school, the girls played tennis while the boys played cricket. If any of the boys were really really bad at cricket, they were allowed to go and play tennis with the girls instead. So I can see why people might get the idea that tennis is a something of a sissy sport.

Tennis is something of a stereotypical middle class sport as well, with its Pimms and strawberries and dress codes and polite ripples of applause, and all the upper middle class kids with their ponies and private tennis coaching.
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No its not a sissy sport, if you like it, play it
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I can't consider any sport to be sissy when professional players retire in their 30's because they're bodies have broken down.

I agree it can be perceived as a sport of the middle classes, however true that actually is.
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(Original post by thebirthoftragedy)
Football is far more 'sissy'.
You actually have to have some modicum of fitness and skill to play tennis.
You need no more fitness and skill to play tennis than you do to play football.
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It's not sissy because you have to be fit to play it. Some people (not necessarily myself) might describe it as "sissy" because there is no element of physical danger involved - the kind you get to a greater or lesser extent in football, rugby union, rugby league, american football, cricket, baseball, basketball, ice hockey, boxing, martial arts, horse racing etc etc - ie almost every other outdoor sport other than tennis and golf.
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:lolwut: No.
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