tennis


Closing it Out Against the Top Dog is HARD 24

Smiling both inside and out I thought “this is what I love about this game.” I knew that I was being asked the question. “Will you play safe and hope to escape with a win or will you go after it?”


Encouragement and Instruction…Everything Else Interferes 8

I have been working on my game for 35+ years. It is never too late and I never know too much to learn something new..


I Yam What I Yam 8

I am what I am. I am not my old story and not yet my new story. Never perfect. Working toward being better. Always on the journey. That is who I am.


Quick First and Second Round Matches 9

This morning I read that the great American runner, Steve Prefontaine, would have been 65 years old today. He had said: “Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.”


California, Here I Come 19

For those of you who have been following my tennis journey over the last 16 years , you are probably expecting to read about my annual ambivalence about putting in the work again.


A Winning Day Despite a Loss and, Today, a Chance for a Gold Ball 14

Over the years I have learned to redefine winning to include the way I play, the effort that I give, the attitude I maintain, the responsibility I take, the appreciation for my opponent, how I react after the match, the way I am with the one who has defeated me and the resilience with which I bounce back.