Originally Posted by jc4.0
I play league tennis because it forces me to be more competitive, and try my hardest to win.
I would never cheat or do anything unsportsmanlike - but I might try harder to figure out my opponents and do whatever it takes shot- and strategy- wise to win on that particular day. I also wouldn't "try out" shots that aren't my strongest - which I would definitely do if playing a friendly match.
We won today in three tough sets - I adjusted my game throughout, playing my own strengths and probing the other team's weaknesses.
It's great to win, but they were quality opponents and it could have gone either way - wouldn't have ruined my day to lose to them. The thing to keep in mind is that even if you lose a league match - it's more fun than showing up at a lame job.
This is the attitude that I'll take towards league tennis.
I'll do my best to win, but I won't let that interfere with meeting new friends and having fun playing a quality game of tennis.