Andy and I have started getting back into tennis and are playing a couple of times a week. I say getting back into because after playing tennis from the time I was four until high school (I was decent), I couldn't even hit a forehand for the life of me in college.
It was like a mental block....my hand would start shaking even setting up for a forehand....it drove me CRAZY. 12 years of tennis and I couldn't even keep the ball in the court.
So I refused to play with Andy.
Because I'm very mature and I don't like to lose.
Nor do I like to be caught throwing my racket.
When we joined La Costa last summer, I resolved to play tennis again.
I would seriously go out several times a week with the ball machine, and one day......I hit a forehand. In. And it wasn't a miss hit.
So Andy and I are now playing together again.
Although, something happened in those 10 years, and Andy got good. And I still don't like to lose, but I no longer feel the need to throw my racket. =)
Addison has been asking to start tennis lessons. Mainly because this meant she got to get a pink racquet and new tennis shoes. She was sold on the sport based on the equipment.
Two lessons in and she's hitting a backhand. I think she likes it!