I think back to my childhood
And all the activities I tried
Calisthenics, tennis, Brownies
Till my parents said “Please decide”
“All of this is just too much
We know you think it’s fun
But, we really can’t keep this up
So please, Kath, just choose one…”
The decision was quite easy
It took very little thought
I settled upon tennis
(My mum’s favourite sport).
I did have coaching for a while
‘Till I was ready to play
Then I began in Juniors
Early mornings, each Saturday.
Before long, I started Seniors
You’d think I would be stuffed
But I also played midweek, at night
I just couldn’t get enough!
It wasn’t just about the sport
Or matches to be won
We all enjoyed the social side
And sure had lots of fun. 🍺
A few of us played Sunday nights
An indoor comp, we had a ball
That’s where I met my husband
You could say we scored “love all”. 🎾 💑
(We do make a good doubles pair
But have different styles, you know
He has mastered slice and spin
While I slog it, flat and low).
Later, when my kids were little
And I was between jobs
I played some midweek ladies
And soon refined my lobs!
More recent attempts to have a hit
Have caused some consternation
My brain remembers, my muscles do not
The end result is much frustration. 😣
There are many cobwebs to dust off
Before I reignite the passion
But before I play, I’ll need new clothes
My old trackies are out of fashion!