... you have a baby? My son was born on Jan 21, 2005 and my tennis game hasn't been the same since. I used to be able to spend 3-4 days a week on the courts. After fatherhood, I'm lucky if I can play once a week. What really frustrates me is that I'm on these terrible losing streaks against players I used to be able to hold my own against. It's really playing games with my head. I guess it's also messing with my pride. If I could just play for fun and not care about winning or losing I'd be set. But who are we kidding here? Most of us aren't like that. I feel at a lost because it's apparent the only way for me to get better again is to invest more time on the court. But I quickly realized that this is an impossibility if you have an 8 1/2 month old child. I guess my real question is going out to any new fathers out there. Can you relate to anything I just said? If so, was there anything you did about it to make the situation better? Should I just take a break from tennis until my son becomes older? Phidias.