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Tennis as a Metaphor for Life by Jan Cullinane

Those of you who know me know I love tennis and play several days a week when I'm home.  I stumbled across a few quotes that reflect the larger meaning of tennis:

  • It's no accident, I think, that tennis uses the language of life.  Advantage, service, fault, break, love; the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature.  (Andre Agassi)
  • Tennis taught me so many lessons in life.  One of the things it taught me is that every ball that comes to me, I have to make a decision.  I have to accept responsibility for the consequences every time I hit a ball.  (Billie Jean King)
  • The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall. (Mitch Edberg)

So, in addition to the social, physical, and mental aspects of tennis, it really is a sport that mirrors life.

 

 

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