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Labor Day Special at Cole Park

From: Jon S.
Sent on: Sunday, September 4, 2011 5:56 PM

10:00am - If the courts are full, we'll leave a note on the North Gate.




Next week our saturday Meetup might switch to Richardson HS.

But we'll need to confirm that the courts are open. The reason they appear to be available might be because they lock them up. They really look too nice...




Check out the articles on the Fort Worth Tennis Circle by Lisa Jordan Kilborn.

And her great article from Tennis Magazine...



Fort Worth Tennis Circle Is Giving Me the Bug

I recently blogged that I hadn't picked up a racket in five years, then my new NETT BFFs got me on the court for 30 minutes while we were in Austin to attend Davis Cup in July, then Jon Stewart of the Fort Worth Tennis Circle got me to play in a meetup at TCU. I had so much fun at the meetup that I played again a few days later with my husband, Steve (that was when we spotted Anna Bright, as described in the note above).

 Well, I signed up for the following TCU meetup, which went GREAT, and then I signed up for the one after that, which was this past Sunday. And I have to tell you, the Fort Worth Tennis Circle makes you feel so comfortable playing, no matter how long it's been since you've played, that I am not surprised by how quickly its meetups fill up. They are at many venues, not just TCU, and the players vary in ability from beginner to advanced.

Sometimes, the strong players play each other, and other times they play a strong player with one who is less accomplished and they play doubles against a similar pairing. It's really fun, and you find yourself feeling just competitive enough to play hard and want to win--but not to get all wound up about it. You can focus on hitting good shots and working on your form; you don't get all bent out of shape every time you lose a point.

Those of you who tend to get bent out of shape, that is. I still struggle with that, and if you want proof just read my Tennis magazine article from a few years back. It's basically a primer about how not to behave as a young player.

Wish I had hindsight before I lived it, you know? The good news is that the Fort Worth Tennis Circle is helping me come back with a good attitude. Yahoo!

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