Pen down, memoirs away and back to serious matters .
It was new members night at the downtown club last night
and it was hard hauling myself out of bed
early this morning for my hit with the instructor, outdoors, in brisk 30 degree temperatures. After just a few minutes the blood was circulating again and we worked on ground strokes and volleys. He thought I had improved since last time. For the last 20 minutes we worked on the serve. My serve has always been pretty flat although I am able to put it wherever I want which is a help. But I told the instructor that I thought it was time I learned how to put on some spin when needed. I've never had much luck with this "imagine the ball as a clock" business
but he bypassed that and took me straight to the motion and, lo and behold, it started to work. It showed the value of having a one-on-one session from time to time. We'll continue to work on it each week and hopefully I'll have something to show for it by August .