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20 Ways Tennis Is Like Life

The oppressive heat has changed my vacation routine from getting up when I feel like it, to getting up early to play tennis before the temps rocket into the nineties. Today was no different, and as I made my way to the courts, I got to thinking that tennis is much like the game of life.

  1. Always keep your eye on the ball
  2. To begin a game you have to “serve”
  3. You have “love” even though you may not be winning
  4. Aces are great ~ but they make for a short game
  5. Always start with a solid footing
  6. A wall can sometimes be your most formidable opponent
  7. Turn your body in the direction you want the ball to go
  8. Backspin and topspin are nice ~ but a straight shot is always well received
  9. Don’t worry about what your partner is doing~ know that they are doing their best
  10. If you need more time… lob it
  11. Find the sweet spot
  12. Don’t overestimate your reach
  13. Play because you love it ~ but keep your head in the game
  14. Never chase the ball
  15. Start slowly and build momentum
  16. Don’t run around your backhand ~ strengthen it
  17. It’s not about how hard you hit it~ it’s more about where
  18. Be a good sport
  19. Step into the shot ~ don’t back away,
  20. Practice makes the master, and making new friends is easy when you’re passionate in the moment….

Game On

Reach Out Recovery Exclusive By: Elizabeth Viszt

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Elizabeth is a certified Educational Specialist and Success Coach. She has a BA, MS in biology with a concentration in ethology (animal behavior), is an EAGALA Equine Specialist in equine assisted learning and personal development, and has extensive personal leadership skills. She spent much of her career in education at the high school, college and correctional facility levels teaching biology & chemistry and acting in the capacity of a success coach. Elizabeth presents workshops and seminars which address communication issues as they manifest in personal relationships. She uses writing as both a creative and cathartic outlet, especially after losing both of her parents to cancer in 2015. She lives in upstate NY, on a farm that bears the name of her motto: Be Unreasonable! She's invested in empowering others in moving their pieces forward in the world.

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