Reasons to date a tennis player

15 reasons to date a tennis player

by Eharmony Editorial Team - July 4, 2014

Fancy dating a tennis player? You can NOT be serious! Okay, you can, and there are plenty of good reasons to give it a try. Here are 15 of the best…

Tennis was once the preserve of the idle rich. Nowadays players come from all walks of life and are full of passion – both off court and on. If that’s whet your appetite, just have a look at our list of 15 top reasons for courting on the court.

1. You’ll always have something different to do on a date

Anyone for tennis?

2. Your dog will like them

Why? Because tennis players have an endless supply of free balls to throw.

3. Every tennis player loves picnics

Especially those that include strawberries and lemonade. And always having to keep their tennis whites pristine means they will have expert advice on the best way to remove grass stains.

4. They’re not shy about expressing themselves

Tennis players freely grunt, moan and groan – Maria Sharapova’s on-court noises have been registered at 101 decibels.

5. Tennis players are easy to spot across a crowded room

Their dazzlingly white clothes immediately mark them out from the masses.

6. Good tennis players make good earners

Roger Federer pockets $71 million a year, while Serena Williams nets an impressive $28 Million.

7. Tennis players are like sunflowers

They seem to get taller every year. In the 80s, it was rare for top male players to be more than 6 feet. Nowadays, 5’11 is considered small. Tall female players include Akgul Amanmuradova from Uzbekistan, and Eva Hrdinova from Czech Republic – both of whom stand at 6’3”.

8. They live to serve

(Sorry, we couldn’t resist it!)

9. They enjoy super healthy food

A tennis player’s pre-match diet typically includes wholegrain bread, reduced-fat yogurt, bananas, apples, and granola bars.

10. Tennis players have crushingly firm handshakes

An essential tool when meeting the parents for the first time.

11. Jet-setting tennis players do a lot of travelling

If you play your cards right, you’ll be able to go with them. Wives, husbands, girlfriends and boyfriends are frequently seen at sun-drenched courts around the world.

12. Tennis players retire young, giving them more time to devote to you

Bjorn Borg famously retired when he was 25. Most modern players retire at around 30.

13. They won’t hesitate to mow your lawn

Tennis players can’t abide grass that is anything but short.

14. Many of them are single

The last married woman to win the women’s singles championship in Wimbledon was Chris Evert Lloyd in 1981.

15. Your friends will be impressed

Tennis is literally the sport of kings – the game was originally developed by Louis X of France.