#TBT – A Scissor Kick Serve

For a variety of reasons, I haven’t stepped on a court to play tennis since 2008.

(Those reasons include not wanting to re-injure my back, not interfering with going to the Y, and, most of all, not wanting to be confronted with the reality of what age & disuse would do to my game . . . the realization that “if I never play again I’ll always be as good as I used to be.”)

But every so often, I want to be back on the court, just to hit a serve.  Last night, just before I began teaching my Next Step class, I started practicing my serve.  In the lobby of the church.  With no racket or balls.  Just my memory of how it looked like this:


Talbot Serving 1979