The thing I hate about this blog
I hate making excuses about my tennis game. If someone was better than me, I can admit it and move on. I’ve played plenty of people this year that are just plain better than me at the game of Tennis. But because I use this blog as a documentation of my attempt to improve my tennis game, I’m starting to feel like this is just a dumping ground for excuses. If that’s the way it’s coming off, I don’t intend for it to be that way.
Now, on to my excuse for today: I have an injury. Somehow, I have strained a muscle right below my ribs on my left side. It started hurting in my last serve game in my first round win last night. I was able to finish that match out a couple minutes after I noticed the pain, but today was a different story. In my match today, the pain was a factor from the beginning and it completely neutralized my biggest weapon – my serve.
When I did manage to get a good serve in today, I had trouble recovering to play the point. As the match went on, it got worse and worse. I thought about retiring, but I honestly thought that if the pain went away, I could come back.
Now, don’t get me wrong: my game is a bit of a mess and I gotta straighten out several things – injury or no injury. But this was a win-able match today and this pain in my stomach definitely didn’t help.