My First Tennis Tournament

 

Bump day icon You may have seen on Instagram that I recently played in my first tennis tournament! Well, it wasn’t really an official tournament. It was more like a friendly get together for a doubles round robin, but to me, it was still a big deal!

I’ve been playing tennis for less than two years. Before that, I had never even picked up a tennis racquet, so I was starting from the absolute beginning. Originally, I only played for one hour a week in a private lesson. When my (fabulous) instructor insisted I was ready to join other ladies in a clinic, I reluctantly trusted her. And I’m glad I did, because I absolutely love the clinic! I now go twice a week, in addition to my lesson, and have met some wonderful women in the process. 

Being a firm believer in pushing myself out of my comfort zone, I promised my instructor that I would sign up for a tournament by the end of 2014. So when she had one final spot for this tournament, she contacted me. I started to fret about it, and asked if I could sleep on it. But then that little voice inside me said to go for it. So I did! I committed to it then and there. No time like the present! I think the fact that I had a new Wonder Woman t-shirt that I was dying to debut had something to do with it too!=) 

A beautiful evening for tennis

A beautiful evening for tennis

Being with a group of ladies that I already knew really helped with my nerves. However, when we started to play, it still took a while for me to settle down. I was missing shots I would normally get, which was very frustrating! I’m a chatty gal, especially when I’m nervous, and my partner and I really didn’t take the first game seriously. Accordingly, we got our asses whooped. Once my nerves calmed down, and I started to focus, my game got consistently better! My serves still need a lot of work, but I only double faulted once (that’s pretty damn good) and I held my own. In the end, I didn’t win, but I had a ton of fun, and it was totally worth it! I’ll definitely be signing up for the next one 🙂 

It was super muggy that night, so after the matches were done, we cooled off Bajan style. There’s a rum shack court side, and we earned our drinks that night! 

Rum Shack

Every tennis court needs a rum shack next door!

Do you play tennis? Have you ever been in a tournament?

When was the last time you did something that pushed you out of your comfort zone?

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    Tennis enthusiasts always dreamed of for participating in a tennis tournament to inherent their knowledge and to learn some techniques regarding tennis from their opponents. Here, in this blog you have shared your personal experience by respecting your first tennis tournament, really its very inspiring. Those players who are new in the field of tennis, after reading your blog they can easily fetch the target they dreamed of. Make sure that in your first tennis tournament always tried your best to hosting plenty of fast-paced action that should not be missed in any circumstance. Your proficiency in tennis is uniquely suited to adding new life to your playing court.

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