Here are some tips that should help you bring more care into the game.

  • Learn sportsmanship since tennis teaches you to compete fairly with opponents.
  • Learn to win graciously and lose with honor. Gloating after a win or making excuses after a loss doesn’t work in tennis or in life.
  • Learn teamwork since successful doubles play depends on you and your partner’s ability to communicate and play as a cohesive unit.
  • Develop social skills through interaction and communication before a match, while changing sides on the court and after play.
  • Have fun – because the healthy feelings of enjoyment, competitiveness and physical challenge are inherent in the sport.

Matthew Iwersen