This is a funny tale from yesterday's tennis play. Enjoy... The group that I hit with on tuesdays and thursdays had quite a bit of drama yesterday. We had 8 people there on two courts so we had a couple sets going, rotating partners every so often to keep things interesting. At one point I'm playing with a guy around my age (21) against a husband and wife duo that are in the older category. (late 40's to early 50's). My partner and I both like the aggressive at the net doubles and we've been forcing the action for most of the set. Alot of volleys have been hit at the opponents feet for most of the set and now I'm serving 5-2. I toss the ball up to serve to the husband and the toss sails quite a bit higher than I mean for it to. Being a not so great server in the first place and not thinking I decide to hit the ball even though I demolished my timing with a bad toss. Long story short I pronate much too early and end up hitting the ball directly into the wife's stomach with her standing at the service line. I don't have a rocket serve or anything like that but I imagine it hurt pretty good because it was a square hit right above the belly button. I felt bad and I went towards the net to apologize when the husband comes running to the net to yell at me. Something about how we had been aiming for them the entire set and he was sick and tired of being bullied around the court by some "young gun hot shots" and they didn't have to put up with this. Needless to say all other 7 people on the court stop and watch the guy (his wife included). He continues for probably 2 whole minutes of nonstop yelling and by the end of it my partner and I are trying so very hard not to laugh at him. After yelling like that he couldn't just turn and continue tennis.... he had to leave after all the "we don't have to put up with this" crap so he turns to go at which point his wife and he begin to argue because she's fine and doesn't want to leave yet. So about 5 minutes after she got hit they do end up leaving and the rest of us continue playing. I guess someone pissed in that guy's wheaties or maybe he had just been in the sun for a little too long but whatever the cause it made for a very interesting afternoon.