|It was, and still is one of the funniest things I have ever
seen in tennis. We were playing in the sectionals of a
9.0 Mixed doubles format. There are 3 teams on a team
and whoever wins 2 of the 3 matches, is the winning team. Well,
we were tied at one match each and the final match was in the
third set. So there were a number of people watching and
it was rather tense. On a rather long and great point,
with both teams making some terrific shots. The man on
my team had a very easy volley at the net. Unfortunately
he missed it. It hit the top of the net and fell on his
side. In a sudden reaction of anger and disappointment
he picked up the ball, turned to hit it into the baseline fence.
The only thing is, he missed! It went sailing over
the fence and into the swimming pool. Embarrassed, he
turned and apologized to their opponents again and again, (this
was out of character for him) It was humorous now, but it gets
better! After his apologies he slowly walks back to return
serve. He is trying to get his composure back and sets
up to receive serve. Just as the server is starting his
motion, here comes a tennis ball returning over the fence and
BAM!! Right on the top of his head! With water splashing
all over him. He hesitated for a second and then just
started laughing!! Everyone that was also watching joined in!!
It was FUNNY! He said it was well deserved and they went
back to playing. But it certainly did lower the tension
for everyone! And everyone had a great laugh about it.
I know I'll never forget it.