Increasingly Nervous

October 8, 2008

I first started playing tennis around the age of ten.  My uncle spent quite a bit of time helping me to develop my early ground strokes and understanding of the sport.  Sadly my game peaked in 8th grade.  This isn’t a critique on my uncle’s coaching – it’s more a commentary of my limited ability.  In more recent years, I’ve devoted my discretionary (recreational) time to running, cycling, and swimming.  Tennis was pushed to the backburner.  My wife has taken a recent interest in the game thus tennis is now a big deal around the Roberts household.  I’ve hit around with Rhonda on a number of occasions over the years.  While I love my wife greatly – I owned our time on the court.  Even though I play like a well-tuned middle school student – I never worried about her surpassing my tennis skills.  Now – I’m a little nervous.  She has already defeated me in Wii baseball and bowling.  Earlier this week we took to the courts and I found that her forehand is really getting good.  She strikes the ball with some solid pace and wise placement.  If she ever develops a strong serve – there could be trouble.  I’m not real happy about the prospect of losing to her.  Is your spouse competitive? 









3 Responses to “Increasingly Nervous”

  1. Ummmm… yeah. My husband epitomizes competition!

  2. We have a friendly competitive relationship. I think you better get used to the idea of losing to her Chad. I’m afraid it will probably happen sooner than later.

  3. Cindy said

    uh, I think you know the answer for me concerning my boyfriend…. haha He gets upset when we play against the two of you guys if I don’t play seriously! 🙂

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