It’s Hunting Season

It’s that time of year again. Captains and teammates are not so casually stalking the social tennis scene, hoping to find the rare and elusive unaffiliated tennis player. Over the past several years as the economy has changed and the expat landscape in Singapore has shrunk, these players have become even more scarce, almost endangered. The once dependable summer migration of new families/players has since become unreliable, forcing existing teams to poach from each other to make up their numbers. What was once a thriving team could be decimated by poaching. It’s brutal.…but these are the current conditions. I almost feel sorry for those new players that actually do arrive before roster deadlines. While I’m kidding -not…

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Coping With Bad Line Calls – The Ugly Side Of Tennis

Bad line calls. You know we've all made them at some point. Despite our best efforts, we can't be right all the time. Even when we make a concerted effort pay close attention and to be fair, it can still happen. I know most players do it completely unintentionally. They make the best call they can at the moment, and we move on. While it can still be frustrating when it happens at crucial moments, this type of mistake doesn't create ill will on the courts. Normally. But let's be honest. We've all been in matches when we are sure the bitches ladies on the other side of the court are doing it repeatedly and on purpose.…

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Tennis Confessions

I have a confession. I get distracted in matches from time to time. I like to believe that we all do. Don’t ruin it for me. It’s not like it happens every point, but I’d be lying through my teeth if I said it didn’t happen once a match or so. For me, it’s usually between points, as I quickly glance at the court next to me to see how their match is going. If the rallies are good, I’ll linger a little longer than I should. But a great point is really fun to watch, don’t you think? Then there are those moments when I try and sneak a peek at our team mates court to…

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This Can’t Be Normal

I think there’s something wrong with me. I spend WAY too much time thinking about my tennis team and the strategy aspect of lineups and partnerships and coaching. I even get nervous for them when I’m not playing. I mean adrenaline pumping nervous. I know, it’s ridiculous. I have a life outside of tennis, I swear. It might not look like it sometimes, but I do. However, today, wasn’t one of those days though. Today, I was with my husband in a factory in China checking new production samples…And what was I doing? Checking my WhatsAp every few minutes to get updates on how our team was doing. We were playing one of the top ranked teams…

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