Is that it? I always have a hard time playing tournaments. Not that I lose always, but I hardly take the initiative to join. I am fearful of losing, and I am afraid that I'd play badly. It is just this psychological barrier in me that stops me from playing matches..
In school, I do not have much friends to play with. I started out about one and a half years ago. I took all the free time I have to my advantage, and practised really hard. I started out practising my serves, and I serve good. Many of my female friends who play with me say I serve hard, and good. Probably because of the many times I stayed back in school to practise my serves. Soon, I developed my groundstrokes and has improved drastically. I could really see my improvement ever since the first few weeks I started on tennis.
Of course, tennis fanatics like you and me will not stop at where we are, and are never satisfied with our game and play. Both of us strive to improve our games, and I aim to play to my best of my abilities, and I want to be a great player. =D
I went and played at the diamond head courts before, they were ok, but I have 2 very nice tennis courts where I live. I don't like to travel and get stuck in traffic. I do prefer to play at my courts at my condo complex. We normally play about 4 pm every day monday through friday. It isthe condo complex behind safeway in Kaneohe.
McEnroe is the best. He is the best commentator with intelligent, helpful comments. People didn't like it because he complained about the calls. But he was always right when he questioned a call. Even now when he's commentating, he makes the right calls when he questions them. How would we like it if we lost $500k on a bad call? He was justified. Too bad he went downhill after his 1st marriage to a very bad influence on his life/tennis game (drugs/partying).