Secret to Winning

Noble, Larry, Joe, me
I have often felt, especially in tennis doubles, that the team that has the offense at the end of the match WINS. That was true yesterday at World Tennis Club.

Veteran tournament player Joe McAleer and I teamed up for the first time vs. local teaching pro Larry Albritton and Noble Hendrix (who beat me and won the consolation singles last week).

Solid Match Play

It was a closely contested match, with all of us holding serve until 4-4 in the first set; when they broke us and held for the set. In the second set, “it was déjà vu all over again,” with the same result.

What happened? Joe and I played conservatively and at about 85% of our ability and they play more aggressively and at 100% of their ability.

Off into the back draw for Joseph and me!

Marathon Man

While we were playing our match, John Lundquist was on the losing end of a three-set, three hour and twenty minute 70s singles match. And then he changed clothes and went out and won their first round doubles match.

John told me that he usually plays six times a week… but accomplishes that in three days; regularly doing two-a-days.

For all the results from this week’s tournament and today’s matches, please click HERE

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  1. Thanks for the kind words who played the energizer bunny. Stay healthy, have fun, and enjoy life. Marathon Man

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