Change


Freedom from Pressure Leads to a Gold Ball Victory 1

I wrote early in the week about my worries and doubts. By writing about them I was able to see them as self perceived and, basically, not truths. These thoughts and feelings were all self perceived.  Over the years I have trained out thoughts that don’t give me what I […]


Mental Slips Can Be Costly

Mental Slips Can Be Costly It rained all day on Friday so all matches were postponed for a day. After many years of playing tournaments I have learned how to accept days that don’t fit into the schedule that I want. Showing up at the courts and being told to […]


It Never Gets Old

It Never Gets Old All of us, before a match, like to get a short warmup in with another one players still left in the tournament. Steven Radigan, a player from Connecticut that I competed with when I was living and playing on Long Island twenty years ago. We both […]


The Sweetness of Playing on Grass

There is nothing like it. All the players in all white clothes. The smell of the grass that is cut each night. The spongy feeling of walking on a big lawn. And when playing…it is quiet. Like no other court, there is no sound when the ball bounces. Playing on […]


My Favorite Tournament

National Grass Court Championships Every fall I get the opportunity to experience playing on a grass tennis court. My memories of playing on the grass started when I was 37 when I got to play at Forest Hills. Never having set foot on a grass court I had no idea […]


The Match That I Was Destined to Play 2

I am rarely stuck for what to write so I will start with that and see where it takes me. After a tough semifinal against one of our best ball strikers, in which things got a little contentious, I was looking forward to playing my buddy and doubles partner. I […]


One Gold Ball and Playing for Another 27

One Gold Ball and Playing for AnotherThe day got away from me so this is just a quick update of results with more detail to follow tomorrow when I am flying back to ColoradoThe singles semis went my way as I won 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). Super competitive match with lots […]