I actually said something to my wife today about boring her -- and she said she enjoys me talking about it. Nice of her to say that!! I do believe she meant it.
I have found a group that meet on Saturday afternoons. However, I'm "on probation" (my term for 'we're evaluating you'). I do have some work-mates to hit with, but that seems to come and go.
The truth of the matter is that my game is not good enough to join a club. I'm still in the mode of 'catch as catch can' with finding someone. Parts of my game are 2.0, some are 2.5 and some are 3.0. I'll need to be mostly 3.0 with some 2.5 to play in a club (my personal evaluation based on what I read about the NTRP). I do a lot of virtual tennis so that when I can put foot to the surface, I just replay what I imagined. That seems to be helping. I'm not at a point where I can hire a coach. Last night, my wife said to me, "you need a coach". We both agree that the budget needs a boost before that can happen. And, it WILL happen.
The sad part is that this week's date with my work-mates was called off. Boy, was I depressed! But, it did give me time to work on my endurance and upper-body strength. The last of those has been a weak point my whole life. So, even if I don't get any court-time, I'm still working on what will make my game strong.
Yes, I can talk tennis here. This is good. It's also good to talk to my life partner -- she is an avid fan of the game -- Fed Express is her favourite male player. I don't remember her picking a fav female player. She and I talk strategies and analyze the shots of the pros. My strengths are game strategies, shot selection and footwork (a fairly good point in my on-court game). She says that she's learned a few things from me.
I believe my court smarts is in good shape. And, with that practice, I can make 3.5, or better. My goal is to play intermediate level, competitively. I figure that intermediate is 4.0 - 4.5. Anyway, once I get to 3.5 (most likely), I'll be in a position to join some club and play that competitive game.
I went to the Journal section the other day, and read a bit. I think my posts there would be weekly at best. Seems pretty paltry for a journal. I'll give it some thought.