A Florida tennis friend just wrote me when I inquired about his game, â€œI always think I’m improving. That is the nature of an aging tennis player. What is really happening is that I am always learning.â€ That quote comes from Jack Lease, who just turned 72!
That is the right attitude to have, unless you want to live in the past and remember the â€˜shots you used to haveâ€™ and how well you used to play; before age stole your game.
Today is my 63rd birthday* and my tennis buddies tell me my game is better now than it ever was before! I am sure that I am in better shape than I was 10-15 years ago; maybe not quite as fast, but in better condition.
And coming up against the tournament players in my age group, I see that both my game and my conditioning can still get better (if I work at them). So, here is to the future!
* I was born 6-3-43 and Rafael Nadal was born 6-3- 43 years later; so happy birthday Raffa!