April 1, 2011

Me? A Human Backboard?

I have finally received a really great tennis compliment - I've been called a "human backboard"! I played a doubles match last week that went so well - I had a great partner who played the same style of tennis that I like to play  (aggressively and at the net), we had nice opponents who gave us a challenging game (one of them was a leftie!), and we had to fight to win the match in a second set tiebreaker (6-4, 7-6 (7-3)).

After the match, as we were recording our scores, I was talking to one of my opponents about what a nice match we'd had and how I felt like it could easily have gone the other way. And she said, "Oh, we couldn't get anything past you. You returned everything. You're a human backboard!" Me! A human backboard! It was the cherry on top of the fluffy white frosting on top of the angel food cake of my tennis match that day! Thank you opponent-whose-name-I-can't-remember for the best tennis compliment I've received in a long, long time. (For the record - I do not believe I am a human backboard but if this lady wants to go around saying stuff like that, who am I to stop her?)

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Katie said...

That is a great compliment! I played a woman like that this week - I think it improved my game. Everything came back, even my best shots. It reminded me that I always have to be ready for the next shot.

Karen said...

You are correct, the best tennis compliment ever! :)

*~* *~* Tracy said...

Great job! What a nice compliment.

Ashley said...

haha that's so nice! my coach calls those ball machines and they're always a challenge to play against :) good job

Gambling Rob said...

Haha, this is both funny and very flattering indeed. Wish someone said something like that about me sometime, though I'm not that good :/