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Lessons from the NET 🎾:

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When I started playing tennis at the age of 35 in 2009 - as a total beginner - I was quite a "taker". It was all about what I needed and wanted. I wanted my partner to behave how I wanted them to.But as I progressed I realized that it was more fun to be a "giver". To think of my partner's needs. To be in service to my partner.And as I shifted to a more kind and loving partner - the more I won too!!!

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Lessons from the NET 🎾

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When I first started playing tennis in 2009 - I had a huge list of reasons WHY I SHOULD LOSE!After all - I hadn’t played before - and I was 35 years old! I was also 195 lbs! And also my genes weren’t good - none of my parents or grandparents or beyond were athletes!But one day - I had a breakthrough.Instead of making excuses for losing - arguing for my limitations - I realized that I had the POWER TO CHANGE MY THINKING!!! I looked at other heavy ladies who played very well! I noticed other ladies who started...

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Lessons from the NET 🎾

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I sacrificed 6 months of playing to have two decades or more! It's been odd just watching tennis - and not competing - but in just two short months I will be back.It has given me time to go back to basics and learn more about technique - from my bed!If you haven't checked him out yet - and you want some awesome short but impactful video - check out @2minutetennis If you want to sign up - and get a month free - use the code ilmdp at checkout.I love the video about increasing speed on my serve and...

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Lessons from the NET 🎾

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Compliment freely! Today my partner and I played a tough team and at the end of the match one of the ladies complimented our game and sportsmanship too. Even though they lost - they kept classy and sweet.All four of us left the court feeling good - and that was awesome!Pictured here:dinos.platidesLove this

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Lessons from the NET 🎾

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YOU can influence the culture of your doubles partnership by having intentional conversations with her about responses to scenarios.We have all had opponents or captains that want to win at all costs - like their happiness relies on points from tennis - but it's okay not to fall into that trap.Long term bliss NEVER comes from results - that type of wellbeing and joy is developed over time from BEING A GOOD PERSON.Make sure to have some tools ready for situations where the opponents or teammates are out of alignment with the Divine - so that you can reject it...

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