the TennisBums.com Dude
came into being when a couple avid tennis players put
their heads together to come up with a way that they
might one day be able to play tennis all day and never
go to work again.
embodiment of the tennisbums dude®
Dude is the one on the court when day to day responsibilities
"I just don't have time"
Pro's one Dude
The two wannabe bums had differing professions that
lent well to the effort. The first wannabe bum owned
a tennis pro shop and the other an Internet eCommerce
consulting firm. They met somewhere in the course of
doing what they loved, playing tennis.
Who's the Dude?
Many people ask, "What is the Dude's real
name?". In basic terms, the Dude is not
a person. The Dude is the the dream. The Dude
is you. The Dude is me. The Dude that person you know
that's on the tennis court even when that voice inside
most of us yells "I just don't have time".
The Dude is a person that desires nothing more than
to get court time and live the sport.
I should mention, TennisBums.com is based in California
right near Dana Point and Salt Creek Beach. The dude
concept was adapted from surfer jargon where "Dude"
is a commonly used descriptive term to identify a fellow
surfer. Reasons for using "Dude" may include
Your fellow surfer has caught a most excellent wave
and you wish you were there instead of him/her. (Relative
to tennis: Something like watching pro tennis and
you see a setup/shot you could have executed at the
club yourself !)
Often "Dude" is used when you have forgotten
you surfing buddy's name or some fellow surfer you see
at the break often. It goes something like this "Hey
Dude". (Relative to tennis: This is the
same as going to the same tennis club for a million
years and seeing the same people all the time and still
not knowing who these people are or their names even
though you've played with them at least once or twice!
It goes like this "Oh hi, ummmm...."