7.09.2008

Tennis Tuesday or is it Wednesday? Breaking Up Is Hard To Do...


First of all, I have to tell you, I am so glad Wimbledon is over!!! What a distraction that was! Five hours of televised top notch tennis everyday is too much for me to resist.

Today was a heartbreaking day for me on the doubles court. I played a three and a half hour match for my summer team and lost 6-8 in a third set tie-breaker. I'm trying really hard to avoid replaying some of my less than stellar shots that could have won the match for us. What's done is done, and I must move on!!! ("If I had only attacked my opponents second serve at 6-6"..."How did I BLOW that easy overhead?"..."I should have been more aggressive at net...") STOP IT!!! It's over!!! I swear I'm not schizophrenic.

In more tennis news, a rival team captain from USTA has been "courting" me. (Pun intended!)

She asked me to play doubles on Monday with some of her team mates. (Which I did.) And after we played they surrounded me in the parking lot and asked me to join their team this year.

I played on her team for two years and "broke up" with her last year to join our club's other team. I told her I wasn't ready to commit again. She accepted my decision graciously and we decided to continue our dating relationship for now, and play doubles again next week.

Soon I'll tell you all about the drama between my club's two 3.5 ladies teams, and you'll understand a little better all the angling and alliances that are formed off the court.

It bears a striking resemblance to "Survivor."

Such is life. My husband deals with it at work, I deal with it with my children, my tennis and the PTA!

So, what's up with you??


9 comments:

P said...

I know you don't want to hear this, but rehashing your game afterwards really does have some benefits. It helps you to play more aggressive next time, and you will remember one or two things to do or not to do the next time. Each time you rehash, you will up your game the next time.

Mrs. K said...

can't wait- i have a couple of stories brewing. and hey! we're playing at the same level in different clubs! how fun!

Emily said...

I learned some new horribly painful exercises at PT this morning. Brought me back to tears. Now, I just have to suck it up and do them, so I can get back on the court!!!!! I am GREEN with ENVY (sin series reference) that you played today and are being courted by another team. You go girl!!!!! That is awesome. I am so glad to hear that other cities have all the drama that we do down here in AL!!!! You just keep giving us the stories. I look forward to them.

Lane Boyz Mom said...

Ahhh I'm jealous...a summer team?!? I am moving near you NOW! LOL

KHE said...

Pettiness in a women's group? Who would have thought! I like my individual sports these days, though some day I'd love to pick up my racket!

Paula said...

I'm sorry that you lost your match. What a bummer to lose in a tie-breaker with such a close score. Don't beat yourself up over it!

Jaina said...

Sorry about the match, you'll get it next time. This courting is interesting, looking forward to the backstory.

SnappyCasualGifts said...

So sorry to hear the match turned out bad. It is hard to play that long and the not win. So disappointing.

The 5 Bickies said...

Tough loss...so sorry. Can't wait to hear you story though!

I am playing with a friend in her member/guest on Monday. Very curious to see what happens! Am hoping it is social and fun tennis. Won't be surprised if it's not!

 
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