Meeting die hard Rafa fans from around the globe is like being in a club. Sitting on the bus heading to the airport, we met “tres mujeres”, one with his logo tattooed on her wrist. She won his essay contest describing his “passion” for the sport, earning her and a friend to visit his old club, a visit with Rafa and dinner at his parent’s restaurant. I had to take this picture of a little French tennis fan. His father said yes, because Rafa fans are proud of our man. We are all in the ”Vamos” club.
Oh the effort we go through to play tennis! Last week I helped my friend resurface her HAR-TRU court and nail down lines with 2,000 nails. Oh my back. Tomorrow I get to reap the benefits of having a friend with her own court in her backyard. The USTA has rolled out rules for playing tennis this summer. You really do not even have to touch your opponent’s balls. Bring your own can and serve with those balls, using phase 1, 2 and 3 will get us back on the courts.
Oh the effort we go through to play tennis! We finally had a day above 50 degrees. 50 degrees is my cut-off “cold” for playing outdoors. It was 52! With our pop-up net, soft compression orange balls and the alley behind our house, tennis was played for two hours; what fun. Playing eleven point games and rotating players, everyone got to play. I could even feel my hitting arm the next day. In Covid-19 times we have seen creative ways to hit the ball; Roger’s 100 volley wall challenge, hanging out a window and hitting with your neighbor, Rafa hitting...