So all this watching the U.S. Open has got me missing tennis. I want to play. Really play. I am teaching Jeremy to play, and it's been fun. But I miss competitive matches. Singles, doubles, anything. I miss being on the team in high school and every August through early October being devoted to all things tennis. I miss playing Monday night doubles down at the courts every week throughout the summer. I miss playing Venus and Serena tennis with Brian after hours of playing normal tennis with other comrades. I even miss being sore the next day because of all the Venus and Serena tennis.
I wish I had three friends who played tennis here in Knoxville. And could actually play tennis. None of this "oh yeah, I play tennis - we should play sometime" and then when you actually get out on a court with them you soon realize that by "play" they mean "can sometimes hit the ball back decently." Yes, I admit it, I'm a tennis snob. But I don't care. Just like you wouldn't agree to sing a duet in public with someone who can't sing at all when you have a really good voice, why should I have to playing tennis with someone who is no good? I just want some good tennis partners. And some competitive play.