Where Do You Get Your Balls?

So, where do you get your balls? We hear it all the time. Tennis is so much a mental game. The fact is, you can lose a match before you even step on to the court. You can lose it obsessing about it all week. Or if you’re like me, you can just plain lose it. The truth of the matter is, the sport takes balls. Literally, and metaphorically. The balls I’m referring to here are focus and courage and faith—hey, I like three balls. Playing tennis is about conducting a juggling act in your mind, and those three have to be kept in the air, spinning nicely throughout every point. Focus is the mental strength to…

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My Fashion Faults and Mishits On Court

The truth is, there is a fashion component to playing tennis, one that’s rarely acknowledged. Before, I’d go for a run or to the gym for an aerobics class and just throw on any old workout clothes—usually a t-shirt, leggings and trainers. Not so with tennis. It’s those damn skirts. They remind us that we’re… (ick)… women… and we’re suppose to look… pretty. Or at least, cute. What’s more, we all know that when we look good, we feel good, yada yada yada. And even the coaches say, when we feel good, we play good… er… well. So yes, I spend too much time on Tennis Warehouse, and I spend more money than I should on pretty,…

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