Boy, am I whooped. I told you I was in my last post. Well, today did me in.
Mike and I had a lesson with Jim today. It was called a semi-private lesson. These are great lessons and I am starting to prefer them over the regular one-on-one lessons for a few reasons. First, they are half price. I split the fee with whoever I am taking the lesson with. Second, they are a little easier on me. I don’t have to huff and puff as much as I normally do because the other player is taking half of the feeds. Well, sometimes they are. Other times, we get them fed to us just as fast as they would come in a private lesson. Third, we (the other player and I) get to hit back and forth, just like in the real world, but we get the benefit of a tennis pro yelling at us. That floats my boat.
As promised in my last post, I had Mike take a few videos of my tennis serve this afternoon. There are 9 total serves, 5 of which I probably made “in.” It gets more and more difficult to play towards the end of a lesson. Body fatigue isn’t kind to a tennis stroke. I can’t wait to see how this serve is ripped apart in YouTube by 12 year-olds who have never played the game. If you have ever watched sports videos on YouTube, you know there are a lot of “experts” out there. Trust me, I know what is good about my serve and what I need to work on.
I thought I would start off with a screen capture before the videos…
As you can see, this is why tennis is so addictive. I know the skill is there because I can do things 80% of the way. It’s the last 20% that gets time consuming and frustrating.