BE A GENEROUS AND CONSIDERATE partner! Thing about your partners needs - not just your own. Have a discussion around warm up time, tennis strategy, etiquette and other preferences to make sure that you remain on the same page.
FOR THE LOVE OF TENNIS!!! Last week when I played at #mountaingatecountryclub - one of the ladies said that my heart and rackets pieces are "gorgeous". I nearly started crying from happiness.It means so much to me that she not only appreciates my art, my work, my efforts and my design - but that she took the time to actually TELL ME.She reminded me to COMPLIMENT FREELY.Whether and awesome player or not - we ALL do SOMETHING well!!! Be sweet and show your appreciation for your partner and opponents game!!! "I ❤️ MY DOUBLES PARTNER!!!"
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!!!
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...
What do you do when you partner just can't play? When she is missing her serves, approach shots and volleys? Well - this is what I do:STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR OWN GAME AND KEEP POSITIVE ABOUT YOUR PARTNER TOO.If you get mad at them or lose faith - then you too will start playing terribly. Stay centered and optimistic - and be grateful that you get to play!!