🎾Did you know I lost every single match the ENTIRE first season that I started playing tennis competitively? Every. single. one
🎾Did you know it took me 8 months after starting lessons to finally get the courage to put that practice into play and begin competing? And then I go and lose 12 matches in a row. Twelve!
🎾Did you know I was 100% going to quit? I was done. Tried my best. Didn’t work out
🎾Did you know that my husband listened to me cry and despair more and more after each progressive loss (12! In a row!) and encouraged me to keep trying? .
🎾Did you know that after that first season I decided NOT to give up? To work even harder and give it one more shot? That I finally won my first match on the first day of the second season? .
🎾Did you know that I eventually made it to NUMBER ONE in the state of Utah three years in a row for women’s singles at the 3.0 then the 3.5 level? (I am still currently #1
at 3.5 singles)
🎾Did you know I have put SO MUCH time, work, effort, and literal blood, sweat, and tears into getting where I am today? I don’t just show up and win. (And I lose plenty, too!) I get private coaching, I use the ball machine, I do every group lesson I can, I play as many practice matches as possible. I am always working on different shots, more consistency, better footwork, improved technique. I practice EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! .
🎾Did you also know that I picked up a racquet for the first time in my life on my 39th birthday, the day after I weaned my last baby? I am here to tell you that It is NEVER too late to learn something new (hello cakes!) and I am SO GLAD I didn’t quit after that first season of a perfect losing record.🤦🏼♀️
🎾Did you know tennis is my workout, hobby, endorphins, antidepressant, anti-anxiety, therapy session, nervous-energy solution, confidence-building, best-thing-I-ever-did for myself?
🎾Well, now you know.😁😉 . Hope you’re enjoying your summer. I am PANICKING that it is halfway over. 😩😩 New #cakevideo
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