Like Many Lovers Of Tennis, I Didn't Start Playing The Great Game Of Tennis Until I Was An Adult. I Quickly Started Playing Local Tennis Tournaments & Leagues As It Was The Best Way For a New Player To Get Matches. Despite My Lack Of Experience And Lack Of Proper Technique, I Was Somehow Managing To Find a Way To Win Most Of My Matches Against Better Tennis Players, Some With Better Technique, Some With More Athletic Ability & Some With Simply More Experience. I Was Enjoying The Thrill of Victory, But I Quickly Started Consistently Getting Called
A Hacker, Pusher & Dinker !
At First I Didn't Know What Those Terms Meant, But I Could Tell That It Was Not Complimentary. Instead Of My Opponents Congratulating Me On My Victories, I Was Getting Hostile Negative Vibes & Comments From Many Of My Defeated Victims. At First I Thought They Were Simply Sore Losers, Unwilling To Accept The Agony Of Defeat Or Mad Because They Had Lost To A Weaker Tennis Player That They Felt They Should Have Crushed. Many Of My Victims Took Away Some Of My Joy Of Tennis As They Made Me Feel Like A Criminal, An Outcast, A 2nd Class Citizen Or Illegal Alien.
I Was Confused And Could Not Understand What I Had Done Wrong As I Had Worked Very Hard For My Much Deserved Victories. I Had Fought As If My Life Depended On Me Needing To Win Every Point. I Then Started To Realize That Most Of My Victims Didn't Like The Way In Which I Had Achieved My Victories As They Didn't Appreciate My Playing Style & Lack Of Proper Form. They Didn't Consider It "Real Tennis". After Over 40 Years Of Playing Tournaments & Leagues I Can't Tell You How Many Times I've Been Called A XXX
Hacker, Pusher & Dinker
I Finally Had To Accept The Fact That I Was A Dreaded & Disliked:
Hacker, Pusher & Dinker !
I Soon Learned That I Was Not The Lone Ranger As There Are Hackers, Pushers & Dinkers Like Me All Over The World Whose Similar Style Of Play Is Held in Contempt And Not Respected. We're Often Called Dogs, I Mean Retrievers Or Backboards As We Don't Like Making Errors Which Makes Us Very Consistent. This Makes Our Opponents Have To Work Very Hard To Get a Point Off One Of Us. They Don't Like That, As They Prefer To Win A Point The Easy Way Or The More Pleasurable Way And Thats By Hitting A Winner Or A Great Shot. They Didn't Seem to Accept The Fact That I Get As Much Credit From Them Making an Error As They Get For Hitting A Winner Or Great Shot. They Also Don't Like The Fact That We Often Hit With No Pace Which Seems to Annoy "Normal Tennis Players". I Finally Got Tired Of The Verbal Abuse & Disrespectful Way In Which Many Of My Victims Were Treating Me, So I Decided To Take Pride In My So Called Abnormal Ugly Style Of Play And To Call Myself
The Hacker, Pusher & Dinker From Hell !
I Put That Name On My Tennis Shirt As I Wanted My Opponents To Know Up Front That They Were About To Play Their Worst Nightmare. It Turned Out To Be A Psychological Advantage For Me As It Made Many Of My Opponents Uptight, Apprehensive & Unable To Play Their Best Tennis. Quoting Frank Sinatra's Hit Song They Had To Play "My Way". It Also Made Me Understand Why There Are Upsets In Every Level Of Tennis Because It Proved That Tennis Is Not Just A Technical Or Physical Game, But That Tennis Is Also A Psychological, Emotional & Intellectual Chest Match That Is Often Won By The Mentally Tougher Smarter More Intelligent Tennis Player And Not Always By The Technically Better Or Physically Stronger Tennis Player.
That Excuse Used To Amuse & Annoy Me, But It Finally Motivated Me To Write A Book Which Enables Me To Share With My Fellow Lovers Of Tennis, My Real Life On The Court Educational, Entertaining, Humorus, Motivational Experiences, Winning Psychological Techniques, & Strategies That Have Worked For Me And That I Know Will Work For Te
|Size: ||2.2 MB|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||2370006373469 (EPUB)|