Getting back into Tennis Watch

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I used to play tennis for just over a year when I was 12. I'm now 18 (just finished A levels) and I really want to get back into it (Wimbledon has kinda inspired me), and I feel like now I have this long summer, now is the time. I was considering looking at summer tennis camps/classes but they all seem to be for e.g. 10-17 years old or 10-18 years old and I'm worried I'll be the only 18 year old there, since the other 18 year olds will be at a much higher standard after playing for so many years. I also considered classes for adults like 'cardio tennis' but again it looks like I'll be an odd 18 year old amongst this group of middle-aged adults talking about their jobs and things

Obviously I'll get into it at uni where everyone is at a similar age to me, but was wondering if anyone had any advice as to how I could get back into it this summer first, without awkwardly being the only 'old' beginner at an odd age.
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I used to play tennis for just over a year when I was 12. I'm now 18 (just finished A levels) and I really want to get back into it (Wimbledon has kinda inspired me), and I feel like now I have this long summer, now is the time. I was considering looking at summer tennis camps/classes but they all seem to be for e.g. 10-17 years old or 10-18 years old and I'm worried I'll be the only 18 year old there, since the other 18 year olds will be at a much higher standard after playing for so many years. I also considered classes for adults like 'cardio tennis' but again it looks like I'll be an odd 18 year old amongst this group of middle-aged adults talking about their jobs and things

Obviously I'll get into it at uni where everyone is at a similar age to me, but was wondering if anyone had any advice as to how I could get back into it this summer first, without awkwardly being the only 'old' beginner at an odd age.
I notice this rubbish every year. Wimbledon "inspires me" to play tennis and then I never see anyone on the courts for another year.

There isn't any point of restarting tennis if you aren't interested in the long term. Tennis is such a horrible sport as well, in my opinion and I can play it with my eyes shut.

Maybe consider squash for a better experience. The courts are often quite cool in the summer so there is no need to worry about being too hot.
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You could get back into tennis simply by playing with some friends or family - it doesn't have to be in a club or anything. Also, tell me if i'm wrong but I think you can have tennis "societies" at uni? so you could also join that
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I notice this rubbish every year. Wimbledon "inspires me" to play tennis and then I never see anyone on the courts for another year.

There isn't any point of restarting tennis if you aren't interested in the long term. Tennis is such a horrible sport as well, in my opinion and I can play it with my eyes shut.

Maybe consider squash for a better experience. The courts are often quite cool in the summer so there is no need to worry about being too hot.
That's the whole point though, I used to play it when I was younger and loved it, but I had to quit because my parents wanted me to focus on my music extra-curricular and the tennis lessons were clashing with my music lessons. Also rather than loving tennis because of Wimbledon, it was more that Wimbledon reminded me of how much I used to love tennis. May I ask why you think it is such a horrible sport and what do you mean by you being able to play it with your eyes closed? What has your tennis experience been like?

I haven't considered squash since I guess I've always had this idea that squash is a lot harder than tennis in a sense that it requires a much higher level of fitness, but I might as well look into it since tennis is also quite gruelling, thanks.

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You could get back into tennis simply by playing with some friends or family - it doesn't have to be in a club or anything. Also, tell me if i'm wrong but I think you can have tennis "societies" at uni? so you could also join that
That's true! This weekend I rented out a court with my dad and little brother (my mum is away) and we played for a bit which was fun, but I'm interested in improving technique/stamina and it's hard to do that without a coach/when your brother gets tired and starts to throw a tantrum because he wants to go home haha (plus the only family I have in the UK are my cousins who live 2 hours away and they're always really busy/on holiday so it's hard to meet up with them frequently and I'm sure they'd prefer to do other things )

And yup, like I stated in the post I'm definitely planning on joining tennis societies/clubs at uni so I'm excited for that, but that won't be until October and I'd love to get stuck in as soon as possible!
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That's true! This weekend I rented out a court with my dad and little brother (my mum is away) and we played for a bit which was fun, but I'm interested in improving technique/stamina and it's hard to do that without a coach/when your brother gets tired and starts to throw a tantrum because he wants to go home haha (plus the only family I have in the UK are my cousins who live 2 hours away and they're always really busy/on holiday so it's hard to meet up with them frequently and I'm sure they'd prefer to do other things )

And yup, like I stated in the post I'm definitely planning on joining tennis societies/clubs at uni so I'm excited for that, but that won't be until October and I'd love to get stuck in as soon as possible!
I would join a club bc if you don't you'll probably regret it in the long run xD I wouldn't get too caught up about the age thing, I'm sure there will be other people who might not play at a professional standard

Nearby where I live, there are tennis courts which are free to use- you could perhaps make a friend or meet someone - I understand this may be difficult though haha
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in my opinion you should continue with a good club which also focus on your fitness and stamina just not on your skills
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