I signed up for a singles ladder, and it looks like I will have my first match this Thursday. I looked up my first opponent, and of course she is Mystery Woman with no USTA record at all. I had been told that this particular ladder is pretty strong. Yeah. I'll say. I believe that I am one of only two 3.5 players. Everyone else who is in TennisLink is 4.0. Some are bona fide singles players too, although several are mostly doubles players. Play goes all winter with one match per week, ending in March IIRC. Well, I guess it's go time. I will show up with a service motion that was recently revised and a new and improved BH. My pro has given me my marching orders: I will hit the ball crosscourt until I want to puke. I will look on the bright side. No matter how I do, playing 3.5 singles in April will be a breeze.