Great writing! Pisses me off I can identify with you.
shortly after the match i played handball against a racquet ball player. The speed of the ball took a while to adjust to being hit off a racquet but once you did the handball player is fine. The racquet hits the faster ball extremely hard but eventually it is easier to put away for the hand baller as the ball bounces more and seemed to always end up close to the center of the court. After being jumped badly I fought back to lead and then suffered a ball hit. Let me tell you, a handball hit off a racquet ball racquet behind the ear will make you want to call the match. an interesting challenge though.
Great article! Some articles you can see there is fluff and opinions. You provided enough facts to see this guy was really fast. You will be hard pressed to find another "old" athlete in Memphis that has these accomplishments that isn't already known.
I generally agree with you but tennis pros I talk to in other areas as well as Memphis say otherwise. Cardio tennis I believe was a good program. The Half Court set-up for small kids is a good program. More people are entering NTRP team tournaments than ever. When you are in a town that is not growing and losing residents I'm not sure it is as noticeable.
There have been many near misses from Memphis. I firmly believe that the tennis academy environment where there are always better and more players is what is needed. Neal Stapp from Memphis had the perfect body for tennis and while he loved competition, he was too nice. Go to an academy where you are see the next level of competition every day is how you get better. And as great as she is, note the tournament was won by someone her age. You can't rest, you must continue to get better.
You didn't mention the greatest sports trick of all. Go on YouTube and view Renaldinho or any other great managing a soccer ball. It will ABSOLUTELY amaze you. even if you are an American
Charles plays for the pure thrill of competition. You couldn't have a better role model for playing sports at an advanced age at a high level
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