By Ray Krueger
Ray Krueger's story—that of a 275-pound teen who fears leaving his own residence for worry of working into his personal father, yet is going directly to turn into an elite, best 20 tennis participant within the 45-and-over age division—veritably glows with the incandescent ardour that allows a few fortunate souls to adventure participatory activities as a wonderful, life-shaping and remodeling adventure. The weekend warrior is alive and good and in sturdy palms with Krueger! —Peter Bodo, writer of THE COURTS OF BABYLON and THE CLAY RAN purple
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A lot of players in the tournament and club members who had been around stopped and sat on a small hill behind the courts to watch. I felt like a real tennis player. The crowd did not make me feel nervous, but rather gave me energy. I went up 4-2 in the first set. The points were long and competitive. And I was enjoying the battle, something I had always done it practice, but never in tournaments. I was serving at 40-30 when we had another long rally. He hit a ball a couple inches long. As soon as I called it out he started screaming how the ball was in and how he wasn’t going to let me get away with cheating.
Com Copyright © 2012 by Ray Krueger All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever. com. First Diversion Books edition March 2012. ISBN: 978-1-938120-01-5 (ebook) 1 3 5 7 9 1 0 8 6 4 2 Chapter 1 Some people never find a purpose in life. I was lucky. It only took me 17 years to find a sport that would turn into my obsession. But in a sport where parents hang balls over cribs so infants can develop hand-eye coordination, waiting 17 years to take up tennis seems hopelessly late.
Finally I just would set up on the left side of the court. That way I would have to get forehands. It worked. But obviously it involved a lot of running. But for a fat kid I could move a little bit. Stopping was another matter. After losing the first set 6-0, I was determined to get to every ball. But that is where my lack of experience on clay would hurt me. I ran down a ball to my right and turned back around to try to run down the next shot. I tried to dive for the ball on my backhand. I missed it but slipped on the line as I tried to change directions.