No, I'm not talking about the perils of unrequited love. We'll save that discussion when I have a glass of wine in hand. The love I'm referring to is the unfortunate situation you may find yourself in when playing tennis. Don't know the scoring in tennis? Love means zero, zip, zilch...as in sorry, you have yet to win a point. I've played tennis for much of my life, and have found myself in the "love" position more times then I like to admit. This past season of league matches has been no exception. I made the transition this past year to play competitive singles as well as doubles. I love them both. Doubles brings fast-paced action and the rewards of teamwork, while singles is all about you and how you want to play the game. I've found that my running background has come in very handy with singles play. Since I'm not solid on singles strategy, I find myself running after a lot of balls. I think that was somewhat disheartening for my opponents. While I did not always win, I fought for every ball....and that can make for some long games. Hopefully with a bit more singles play under my belt I won't have to end every match dripping in sweat!
Tennis is such a great sport...you should give it a try! Grab a raquet, a ball, a friend and hit the courts. You don't have to be the next Roger Federer or Venus Williams, just get out there and have fun!