Went out and played tennis today again after two weeks off. Body needed the rest, now the body needs to play to work off all the extra calories I ate over the holidays. My serve was on and so were the rest of my shots.
I’m going to make a big push this year to play “Zen” tennis as my doubles partner Doug calls it. “Zen” tennis is playing tennis without getting mad. I don’t get paid to play tennis – I’m playing tennis because I can – because my body still allows me to. I do love the game. There is nothing better than hitting a winner, or a good serve for an ace.
Well, hitting a good spike in volleyball is pretty good, but haven’t done that in a long time and am not sure if I’ll ever hit them again as my knees don’t like me playing anymore. Oh well, getting older has it’s perks. Soon, well sooner than it used to be – I’ll be in the masters league age where I don’t have to move much and I just hit great shots back from all the balls that are hit right at me. I have always been amazed at playing volleyball and tennis against players older than me who move a lot slower than me that hit amazing shots but don’t chase too many balls down. Always been a head scratcher to me. Once I hit 60 in 14 years I’ll be able to hit those shots then.
For now, I’m left with chasing balls down and over hitting the easy ones and wondering when I’ll make the transition to being to always hit a lob on demand.