Have you ever had such a passion for something? Something that you loved to do day in and day out? When you were doing it, did hours seem like minutes and minutes like seconds?
For me that was tennis. I remember going to the courts everyday to work on my craft and my stroke. I remember serving basket after basket to stop my double faulting. But thinking back on it now I think I hit my peak in high school during my senior year which led to winning the division with the CP tennis team with a personal undefeated record (I was playing 3rd singles but whatever)
After reaching college, I tried out once didn’t make it and stopped playing altogether. I didn’t think that I was good enough to play college tennis after that, and that is what I regret most. I shouldn’t have stopped training, instead I should have trained harder. I shouldn’t have taken no as an answer and came back the next semester to try to get in. I shouldn’t have used schoolwork and commuting as an excuse to not even bother trying. But for me I realized this a little too late. I realized this during the beginning of my last year at Stevens.
So… I did the only thing I could do at the time and competed in intramural Tennis. Not to be cocky or anything but it was ridiculously easy. Most of the games the other person got was because I went back into my double faulting ways. But now, I have this urge to play competitively again, I want to get back to being as good as I was in high school and then get even better. I don’t want high school me to be the peak of my tennis life.