I was picking my sister up from school one day and saw my old tennis team out playing on the courts having a match against another school. I went over there to see if my old coach was still around. He was still coaching the team, but wasn’t there that day due to a doctor’s appointment of some sort. Anyway, a guy I played with my junior year on the team is volunteering this year to be the assistant coach. I saw him and told him, “Yeah, I am better than I used to be and I miss being on a team.” Which is true, definitely. He also goes to IPFW and I have seen him around a few times. He asked if I was playing intramural tennis, and I was not…yet. I wanted to play earlier on in the year, but could not find any people who wanted to form a team. Turns out that he was looking for another guy to play with on his team. I gladly accepted the invitation!
Our team plays on Mondays and Tuesdays against four other teams. So far we have played three of these teams and beat them all, not losing a single match. A team consists of four players: two people to play singles and a doubles team. I have played in the number 2 singles position every time now. Our team name is “The Fort’s Finest”. I find this name very fitting. I am probably the weakest player on my team, but we are all pretty good.
We all get free t-shirts out of it, so that is a plus! It is so awesome to get out to play tennis with a group of people who love to do the same thing. It feels great to be on some sort of team sport again. During our matches we are all encouraging each other from our own court yelling out motivational things and whatnot. Two of my first three matches have been hard-fought. I like a good challenge when it comes to tennis. Tennis is something that I would love to continue playing throughout my life.