Well, I played singles Monday night and it was like old times. FINALLY!!!!!
I had MY racket, it was strung correct (thanks Scott for the lesson), and the planets were aligned. I actually looked like I knew how to play the game of tennis once again. I was returning well, serving well, smoking the forehand, and even the backhand was going well. Hsven't played that well in a long long time! I was close to the “zone”. I knew this was going too well so what happened with 5 minutes left? I was getting in position to return as my opponent wound up to smack his 110 mph serve at me, and and in the process of settling into a return mode (you know the drill, knees slightly bent, on balls of feet….) the muscles in my lower back just spasmed out of no where. To make a long story short, I missed work yesterday and just ate Tylenols and layed on the floor. On a good note, as far as my back episodes go, this one is minor. I think I should only miss a few days (as opposed to weeks). I probably still lack the skills to play the game of doubles, but my singles game is …pardon the pun….back.