Scott Lovrien of Brooklyn, CT wrote:
I have played the game of tennis for 25 years. However, the last few
years has been dedicated mostly to Golf. Why? I had lost my competitive
"edge" over the years. Being one step slower and fighting tennis elbow
made it even tougher to hold my own.
However, I recently
accepted a match with a young tennis stud in Sicily. His fantastic tennis
was surpassed by his enormous ego, and he enjoyed destroying us mortals
a bit too much for my taste. Well, he proceeded to beat me from one
end of the court to the other. My Hammer 3.8 had enough power but lacked
control and of course that darned elbow starting hurting.
At the end of the
first set I hit a smash on the end of the frame and broke my racquet.
There I was, ready to slink off the court when a friend watching the
clobbering told me to finish the match out with his raquet, a Blackburne.
The stud on the other side got a real good laugh when he saw it. I admit
even I was skeptical till I hit a few practice swings with it. Smooth,
forgiving with alot of power. Hmmm. Needless to say, I was hooked and
proceeded to hit ground strokes and serves with spin and power I hadn't
had in years.
Did I win the match?
Heck no. But I sure did learn a valuable lesson which is - Never laugh
at something you don't understand and TRY A BLACKBURNE! You won't regret
it, but your opponents will! As to my Golf clubs, they are collecting
dust as my tennis game has taken on new life. Thanks Robin, you're a