In the autumn of life, I wanted to be a tournament tennis player. The shot I wanted most was a good slice backhand “as repeatable, as simple, as breath itself.” A slice backhand that was “easy on the body, the mind.” That’s what I wrote of Ken Rosewall’s backhand. That was Larry Turville’s slice backhand, […]
Day 1: Driving all day to Dothan, Alabama. 12 hours in the car with Doug and Bill. We talk tennis, theology, politics. BS, too. Remnants of Hurricane Nicole greet us with wind and rain an hour outside Dothan. Right next to our hotel is a Waffle House. Bill says let’s eat there. It feels like […]
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