I don’t claim to be a tennis player. I picked up a racket when I married Steve and we’ve played doubles a couple times a year ever since. For the most part, I’ve been able to get by on general athletic ability and some coaching from Steve. (And I always play doubles with Steve which helps hides my weaknesses!)

Tonight, however, I’ve entered a new level in my tennis career – my 12-year-old daughter can legitimately beat me in tennis. We started out playing some friendly volleys. Then Steve had the idea to play a short set. We ended up tying but it was just luck on my part.

She’s just better than me. Better form. More consistent. She hits the ball hard. She’s good.

Its fun to see lessons really paying off. Perhaps I should pick up some lessons for myself!