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What's a sparringpartner?

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Hello
I know what a sparringpartner is, but can someone explain to me what he's suppose to do and how it al goes... Thank you so much!
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The term's  only used in Boxing isn't it?  Think
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No, it's used in tennis too. I have a friend who is a sparringpartner.
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Never heard it in that context.

I presume it's someone to play against in practice?
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Yes. But I wonder if their travelling gets payed by the tennisstar or they have to pay it themselves and I wanted to know when you are invited to train and so on...
But thanks anyway!  =;
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The term's  only used in Boxing isn't it?  Think


Taekwondo use the term "Sparring Partener" too. I'm a first kup (the one below black). It basically means the person you are sparring/fighting against whether in practice or a tournament.
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Thanks notworthy
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Yes, it's a practice partner, who usually wears protective headgear and chest pads. The most famous incident of a sparring partner in tennis was when Boris Becker used to come up against Johnny Mac. He used to phone Stuart Bale, a lowly ranked Brit and fly him out to wherever Boris was and put him up in top hotels so he could practise againt him. Why? Cos Bale was a leftie, like Mac, and there weren't many around then.
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Thanks, interesting story... Didn't know that!
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