Friday, 14 May 2004, 22:32:20 EDT
I suck at tennis. Probably the biggest problem is that I am a baseball player at heart. I am sure a lot of that is carrying over in to tennis and totally messing me up. I am sure I was frustrating Jacky with the way I was hitting the balls. I am used to guaging a ball coming at me in the air and then creaming it. So, trying to guage the way a ball is going to bounce and then try to hit it with something that has spring is not very easy. There is a lot more involved than just sizing up the ball and bashing it. Evidently there is a certain basic set of motions that will help you hit a tennis ball correctly and they are not easy to figure out when you are still trying to figure out where the ball is going to go. I am going to figure it out though. While I had my fair share of frustration I had a lot of fun as well. Since I am probably never going to get to play baseball again this will be a good replacement. Both games boil down to a one on one best of competition. In baseball it is the pitcher versus the batter. In tennis it is just the two people on the court. I also think it will be a good form of exercise, and if the soreness I am feeling right now is any indication then I am right, and a fun way to spend an afternoon once a week. Hopefully soon I will figure out how to hit the ball in the court consistently and Jay and I can begin to try and actually play.