Goals or Stretch Goals?

RogerFederer-WordArtFHGoal setting helps you accomplish tasks. Stretch goal setting helps you accomplish dreams. Angelo A. Rossetti

Many people learned the art of goal setting from the acronym SMART. SMART goals stand for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Bound. This was developed by GE for its employees when it was the world’s largest corporation. From the outside, it looks like a great idea to improve employee efficiency or effectiveness. Over time, however, in analyzing the results of this goal-setting method, some found that it stifled creativity. People selected goals that they knew that they could accomplish.

Ultimately, the greater the size of your dream the more imperative it is to have stretch goals and not just goals.

My brother and I developed a new acronym after setting our first world record. One that appeals to children, since it’s easy to remember, and to adults since it addresses the need for stretch goals; the word GOALS itself.

G for Grand. Your dream needs to be a large stretch goal. It should keep you up at night and get you up in the morning. Create a dream board of pictures, quotes, and your heroes that you have above your bed so you are reminded of your dream when you go to sleep so you can dream about it and when you wake up you start taking action toward your dream. Known as BHAG or you Big, Harry, Audacious Goal, are stretch goals.

O is for Optimistic. You need to have and maintain self-belief. If you believe in yourself and surround yourself with a team of supporters, anything is possible. Self-belief will change the seemingly impossible to possible. Impossible is just a disguise for “I’m possible!” If you believe you can extend yourself beyond your boundaries.

A is for Accountable. Find an accountability partner. It’s easy to let yourself down but much different when someone else is counting you. We try much harder to please others than please ourselves. Same holds true for letting others down versus ourselves.

L is Long term stretch goals. These usually span 3 to 5 years. These can almost seem like small dreams coming true as you reach them.

S is for Short term stretch goals. If you create smaller stretch goals your ladder will line up with your dream rather than fall short of your dream if you just used goal setting.

Make practice tougher than the competition or event. Every short-term and long-term goal should be stretch goals. In our case, we achieved stretch goals like losing 20 pounds in 35 days, volleying 4 hours without missing after fasting for 24 hours, and giving up coffee, the latter being the most challenging! Coffee lovers know what I mean.

Long-term stretch goals that we accomplished was breaking our past record in PRACTICE, giving us the confidence and belief that we could do it when that day came.

We shed the fear of making a mistake. We dealt with all of the “what ifs” we fail, a task given to use by our mental skills coach. Would our families still love us? Yes. Would we still have jobs? Yes.

Tim Ferriss calls this Fear Setting. He quarterly does Fear Setting by writing down his biggest fears, identifies what’s the worst that can happen, lists the actions he can take to minimize the worst case, and documents what the negative results would be for inaction. This reminds me of Dale Carnegie’s method of how to stop worrying and start living.

I leave you with these questions to ponder:

Does traditional goal setting work to achieve your dreams?
Do goals need to be achievable?

Stretch your goals and you’ll reach your dreams. 

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You can learn more about a couple of tennis GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ that I have been a part of:

Our Inspiration – 2 World Records 2 Minute Video
FOX News Story
Inspirational Tennis Story: Tennis Begins with Love
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Goals or Stretch Goals?

Talent? Effort? Grit.

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Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal or any goal. Vince Lombardi

America is enamored with the thought of talent. It’s called “America’s Got Talent” not “America’s Got Effort.” I can’t do that therefore I’ll watch it, pay for it, or be enamored with it. I must admit, I like to pay for something I can’t do, but, might not, if I can do it.

Yet Ph.D. professor Angela Duckworth has dedicated her career to studying what makes people successful. It’s not what you might think. Effort trumps talent. There are three qualities of successful people: talent, passion/purpose and work ethic/effort. Most people focus on the talent part but that’s the part you cannot control. Like the nature vs. nurture debate. It’s what you do with what you have, not just what you have. Some say “Knowledge is power.” I like to say “Knowledge isn’t power; what you do with your knowledge can be powerful”.

Sustained passion is what matters. It’s not just that you are passionate about something. You need to sustain that passion over time. It needs to be time tested and also trauma tested. If you continue to stay on the path of your goals, even through the worst of times, then you have “grit.” It is this quality that differentiates the successful from the not so successful. In the eyes of adversity, you have perseverance.

Angela came up with a formula: talent x effort = skill; skill x effort = achievement or success. The good news for all of us is that it doesn’t matter how much talent you are born with. The level of dedication to your passion determines the level of your success.

The interesting thing is that I believe there are no such things as “setbacks.” Unless a setback causes you to completely quit something, it is not really a setback but, a well disguised “set up.”

Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. Did he quit basketball? No, he persevered and ended up becoming one of the best basketball players of all time. That takes grit. That takes tenacity. Jordan said, “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot … and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed.

Abby Womback lost her high school soccer championship game, being up 3-0 and favored to win. Did she quit soccer? No, she persevered and ended up becoming one of the strongest soccer players in U.S. history.

Carli Lloyd had a significant falling out with her parents regarding the direction of her soccer. Did she quit soccer? No, she persevered and became the FIFA world player of the year in 2015.

Sylvester Stallone came up with a movie script. He was evicted from his apartment and homeless. He was turned down many times until he finally sold the script and landed the leading role. Did he quit acting? No, he persevered and starred in the 3-time Academy Award winning movie Rocky.

Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” He went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland. In fact, the park was rejected by the city of Anaheim because it might attract the wrong crowd.

Thomas Edison, known as one of America’s greatest inventors, struggled with deafness at an early age. Did he quit inventing? No, he persevered and invented the light bulb after 1,000 failures. When asked, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?” Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.

Collin McGregor, was bullied as a child and on welfare as an adult. Did he quit fighting? No, he persevered and become the UFC Lightweight Champion. McGregor said, “If your dream doesn’t scare you then it’s not big enough.”

Roger Federer, at age 34, had to have surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee. Did he quit tennis and focus on family life? No, he used the time off to develop a stronger one-handed topspin backhand with his coach Ivan Ljubičić. He came back that next year to win two more grand slams.

It’s not how smart you are; it’s what you do with your intelligence. Fail forward. Use your setbacks as setups. Focus on what you want, rather than what you are talented at, and you will succeed.

Mindset moment

My brother, Ettore, and I, showed grit in setting two world records in a sport we never took a lesson in. A sport we started “late”. A sport with no financial support or scholarships. We just knew two things: we loved the game of tennis and we enjoyed spending time together. We used to practice on the public tennis courts in our home town of Hamden, Connecticut until the lights shut off at 11 P.M. That didn’t stop us! We headed to the nearby city of Cheshire, to continue practicing until those lights automatically shut at 2 A.M. No one told us to do that. We were just driven by a similar passion.

Suggested Reading:
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

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You can learn more about a couple of tennis GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ that I have been a part of:

Our Inspiration – 2 World Records 2 Minute Video
FOX News Story
Inspirational Tennis Story: Tennis Begins with Love
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Talent? Effort? Grit.

It’s Easy as 3-2-1!

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The key in coaching or teaching someone or having someone learn or teach themselves is to control the controllables. What’s important is not doing everything right but focusing on the right things. What are the right things in tennis? If someone isn’t aware of something, then it doesn’t exist. Just like a magician uses misdirection or a decoy to set the audience up for their trick, we as tennis coaches must have our players avoid the pitfalls of focusing on the wrong things (i.e. the result only, technique only).

I developed The 3-2-1 method™ out of a need to create more drastic improvement with the players that I coach without having to change technique. I wanted them to “try less and achieve more.” Just let it happen. This method was originally born from my interest in W. Timothy Gallwey’s Inner Game of Tennis and recently inspired by Sean Brawley and his Five Pillars to Massive Consistency™.

Point of contact awareness. When you hit the ball on the sweet spot call out “3”. When you hit the ball just off of the center or sweet spot call out “2”. When you hit the ball on any part of the frame then call out “1”. I make the players promise that they won’t use the result (whether the ball was hit in the net or out) as a bias for their number. A solid 3 hit into the bottom of the net is still a 3. The two goals: accuracy of awareness and improvement of point of contact (P.O.C.) hits. If you hit the frame and call out “3” then something needs to be adjusted and if you hit the sweet spot and call out “1” something was awry as well. Over time you want to get more 3s and 2s and less 2s and 1s.

Once you have buy-in from your students then they are in the right mindset to begin this method of teaching. A matter of fact, all future tennis teaching can be based around The 3-2-1 Method™ mindset. You are removing opinion and replacing it with fact and perception. A “1” shot isn’t bad, it just is a “1” or it just is what it is. Almost like a chair umpire was calling out the number.

Feed the ball to their forehand and guide them along the way. They hit and call out “3”. Have them call it out as soon as they know. This is helpful because the sooner you know the quality of your shot in competition the earlier your anticipation and therefore preparation for your next shot. So they aren’t calling it out too earlier (i.e. guessing) but they aren’t calling it out too late (i.e. being late with their awareness). Start with just forehands and ask to generally hit cross court but not focus on hitting cross court. Generally aim over the net but only focus on your point of contact or sweet spot.

After feeding and hitting a few balls then ask your student the following questions:

  1. What that easy or difficult to call out the number?
  2. How were you able to call out the number? (visual, auditory or kinesthetic awareness)
  3. Were the numbers increasing over time? (i.e. did you hit better)

Repeat the same method for the backhand. Keep in mind that you are the “guide”. You are not correcting them if the number is incorrect as this is not about “fixing” anything as nothing is broken. It is about a sense of being, mindfulness and fine tuning, refining or honing your awareness. Not correcting, refining. Not fixing, fine tuning.  Remove “good”, “bad”, “wrong” or “right.” It just is what it is.

Balance awareness. Have the player hit a forehand focusing on their balance. If they are off-balance they call out “1”, if almost on-balance a “2” and if they are on balance, “3”. This one happens a bit after the point of contact I’ve observed because they could regain their balance during the stroke and therefore end up with a “3” when they started at a “2” or a “1”. The goal again is accuracy of their awareness (i.e. calling out 3, 2 or 1) and improvement of their balance (i.e. more 3s than 2s and more 2s than 1s).

Point of contact and awareness and balance are controllables. Other factors that are important controllables are: height (or arc over the net)), speed (or power), direction (or placement), and spin (a lot of spin or no spin/flat).

Keep in mind that in the P.O.C. drill players may confuse 2s with 3s if they hit with a lot of spin. It might not have sounded or felt solid but it was a 3 with a lot of topspin so just be mindful of this and explain it as needed.

Direction or placement. Direction comes in two components: depth and width. Divide the length of the court into thirds. The back third is the back court and would call out a “3”. The mid-third of the court is the mid court and they would call out “2.” Finally, the ball in the front third of the court represents the front court and they would call out “1.”

When hitting for direction it doesn’t matter what their balance or point of contact is. They are to hone in on their awareness of the depth component of direction. It’s deep then it is a “3” even if it wasn’t hit cleanly. You can only focus in on one thing at a time.

Net clearance. When applying The 3-2-1 Method™ to height over the net you would assign “3” for 3 feet over the net, “2” for 2 feet over the net and “1” for 1 foot over the net. To take it even further, you can assign a “2” for slightly too high and a “1” for much too high.

Spin. When applying The 3-2-1 Method™ to spin you would give a “3” for a lot of topspin or underspin and a “1” for a flat ball with “no” spin.

The role of the guide/coach. If someone hits an amazingly clean shot in your opinion and calls out “2” then you can say sarcastically “that was the best 2 in the world!” It is a lighthearted way of letting your student know that it was a better shot than they thought. This will help with their awareness improvement.

The other component of direction is width. This can vary for singles and doubles. Doubles is mainly a down the middle game and singles is a side to side game for the most part. Knowing that, a “3” for training singles would be in either corner, a “2” would be almost in the corner and a “1” is right back to your opponent.

Doubles “3”s would be up the middle, “2” in the alleys and “1”s right to the net player.  This can vary based on the level of doubles you are teaching.

A diagram would look like this:

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Now each of these can create strategy. A “3” in the deep left corner should be followed by a “3” in the short right corner. If it was followed by a deep right corner that would only be a “2”.

P.O.C. and balance awareness can be done on the volley. “3” for a solid POC and so on.

The serve you can also do direction/placement (out wide is a “3” for singles and down the middle/T would be a “3” for doubles). You can apply The 3-2-1 Method™ to the service toss. A “3” if it was slightly out in front and over your right shoulder (for a flat serve, for righties) and so on.

The beautiful thing about this method is that you can apply The 3-2-1 Method™ onto any shot, strategy or circumstance in tennis to improve and refine it. The more you apply and fine tune your awareness the better your strokes will get without focusing on technique. What’s more is that you aren’t focusing on the 99 things that would be negative distractions like who is watching you, what the score is, how poorly your doubles partner is playing, etc. In other words, if you focus on 3-2-1 you aren’t able to focus on the negative things that would deteriorate your game. This slowly removes the emotions and replaces it with logical thinking and fact.

You can then add up the numbers and have a comparison over time. Today I hit 10 forehands in a row with a total score of 26 while last week I only had 20 for the same number of forehands. Improvement without emphasis on technique but rather on awareness and mindset.

Positive outcomes from using this method have been that the player:

Rarely judged their shots

Was more engaged

Had more fun

Didn’t look up into the window for parent approval (when a junior)

Felt more relaxed due to control over controllables

Had a coach who was more engaged

Had better results

So, remember, improvement in tennis is as easy as 3-2-1!

If you would like to hire me to help teach you (either players or coaches) The 3-2-1 Method™ please email angelo @ tennacity.org. We can arrange how we can work together to improve your tennis game. It’s Easy As 3-2-1 with The 3-2-1 Method™! You can also call me at 203.996.4417 for rates for in person or via phone. My book TENNACITY: The Tenacious Mindset On & Off the Court is available online Softcover color on Amazon and
Hardcover & softcovers on BarnesandNoble.

I always welcome feedback at angeloarossetti @ gmail .com. The above content is proprietary. Please ask me for permission to reference or use in any way.

You can learn more about a couple of tennis GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ that I have been a part of:

Our Inspiration – 2 World Records 2 Minute Video

 

FOX News Story

Inspirational Tennis Story: Tennis Begins with Love

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It’s Easy as 3-2-1!

Support vs. Scrutiny

 

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Nick Bollettieri encouraging Monica Puig in Prague. Photo Ezra/Fanshare

When we coach we look for things that are wrong. We look for things that aren’t perfect.

Athletes usually coach themselves in the same way. They tell themselves ” No! Don’t do that.”

When analyzing video tape, they look for mistakes to correct.

Good coaches and players do this….but great ones emphasize what’s right, what feels good and just letting it happen. They find their flow.

Andre Agassi watched video clips of himself before matches. Not of what to improve but he watched a highlight reel of himself making great shots. It gave him confidence and reminded him of the fact that if he can do it once he can do it again.

Rickey Henderson, arguably the best lead-off batter in Major League Baseball history, had his batting coaches tell him when he hit correctly rather than point out when he needed to “fix” something. By nature, people don’t like to be judged or criticized. They want assistance and support.

This may be a bit counter intuitive. If the person never does it correctly when do you coach them?

Coaching is more like guiding. It comes from within the player – inside out, not outside in. Coach from the inside out and you’ll bring out the best in your students.

It takes patience to not say something until it’s right. I remember Nick Bollettieri coaching a young tennis player and when he hit the right forehand he exclaimed ‘Now that’s the way. That’s it!’ The way he exclaimed so energetically and enthusiastically I can guarantee you that that player remembered that moment.

That’s what you want. Reinforce the positive. Celebrate the small successes. Care more, critique less. 

Parents who support their children in sports rather than critique or scrutinize them get it. Wayne Bryan used to say the only question you should ask your children after a match is “do you want water or Gatorade?” He did pretty well with Bob & Mike Bryan, the best doubles team of all time.

Care more. Critique less. Support often. Scrutinize less. Smile more. Celebrate more. 

I always welcome feedback at angeloarossetti @ gmail .com.

You can learn more about a couple of tennis GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ that I have been a part of:

Our Inspiration – 2 World Records 2 Minute Video
FOX News Story
Inspirational Tennis Story: Tennis Begins with Love
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Support vs. Scrutiny

Train Your Brain

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Train Your Brain. Photo Credit: ISTOCK/AGSANDREW

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” 
― Archilochus

Most athletes berate themselves for not being mentally strong during competition, either at the critical moments or the most important contests. What they fail to realize is that they “expect” to be mentally tough during the most important moments but they fail to “train” for those moments.

Although by definition being mentally tough is a trait. Being mentally strong, mentally resilient or mentally mature can be improved like a muscle. The brain is a muscle that needs repetition to become stronger.

Nature vs. Nurture. How much of your mindset is inborn versus learned? I’d say that it is a combination of both. Just like confidence comes in two types: static and dynamic, so does mental strength. One part you are born with and the other part you learn and earn through experience and training. Here are questions that athletes should ask themselves:

How much do you exercise versus how much time do you exercise your mind?

How often do you go to the gym versus how often do you work out your mind?

How often do you take lessons or work on your technique or skill versus how many lessons do you take on the mental game?

In other words, preparation is much more important than the actual performance. I’ve always said whoever prepares better wins not whoever performs better wins. This applies to the mental game as well. Of course preparation will lead to optimal playing and bring you closer to the by-product of winning but the sense of urgency should be BEFORE the contest not DURING. During the contest just let things happen. Let your preparation shine. If you are not practicing and training your mind then you cannot expect to be mentally strong when it counts. Just because you expect to be aware of the right things and focus on the right moments doesn’t mean it will just happen.

Sport-specific training is important for the mind game but so is general mental training. When driving to work or class and there is an accident on the other side of the road, train yourself to ignore it – don’t rubber neck. You are training your brain to focus on what’s important (the road right in front of you) and not on distractions that make you lose your focus. Whenever you think of something negative pretend to cross it off or erase it from your mind’s eye and toss it to the side – blank slate it – clear the white board.

When reading a book, are you processing each word or is your mind wandering to something else? Whenever your to do list or grocery list pops into your mind then stop and go back to when you last remember the words that you were reading.

Mind control is the first step to success in sports. The next step is to train your mind. The third step is to implement your training when it counts, in competition. The final step is to evaluate your mental performance to learn for the next time.

Rise to the level of your training rather than fall to the level of your lack of training.

I always welcome feedback at angeloarossetti @ gmail .com.

You can learn more about a couple of tennis GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ that I have been a part of:

Our Inspiration – 2 World Records 2 Minute Video
FOX News Story
Inspirational Tennis Story: Tennis Begins with Love
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Train Your Brain

Focus on Playing Well not on the Score

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Roger Federer serving. Photo courtesy Michael Dodge, Pinterest. 

Blog article by Angelo A. Rossetti, USPTA Elite/PTR Professional, USTA HP & Mental Skills Certified & 2X Guinness World Records™ holder.

The level of play rather than the score will determine the outcome and the winner. The score can change immediately but someone’s playing level usually doesn’t. Think of the score in two ways. It gives you an indication of what tactics you should be using before you start the point. It is also what is recorded after the match. The latter has nothing to do with the process. Knowing that, try not to dwell on the score. Focus on playing the best that you can in any given situation given the circumstances.

In professional tennis, it’s not a matter of time. In other sports, you can run the clock out when you have a lead. You can be done with your zone and be playing horribly now while the opponent is finding their flow.

Time runs out. You win. You didn’t play better but you win.

Tennis is not like that (except in league tennis where there is a time limit). Evidence of that is in the 5th set of the ATP men’s final at the 2017 Australian Open between Roger Federer and Raphael Nadal.

Rafa was up a break 3-1 in the 5th and deciding set. But at 3-2, after holding serve, most would analyze the score and say that all Rafa has to do is hold serve three more times and he’ll be the champion. However, if you look closely at the level of play, Fed had the same number of points won and was actually holding serve easier the last two games.

The score can be misleading. At 3-3 in the 5th Fed had more total points but more importantly made the decision to go for his shots win or lose rather than just keep the ball in play.

“I told myself to play free,” Federer said. “You play the ball. You don’t play the opponent. Be free in your head. Be free in your shots. Go for it. The brave will be rewarded here. I didn’t want to go down just making shots, seeing forehands rain down on me from Rafa.”

Sure enough it worked with Fed winning the majority of the last points, serving aces and hitting winners.

“He did not surprise me,” Nadal said. “He was playing aggressively, and I understand that in a match against me. I don’t think it would have been intelligent to try to get into too many long rallies from the baseline. I don’t think he would have won. He went for it, and it was the right thing for him to do.”

By defeating Nadal, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, to win the 2017 Australian Open for the fifth time, Roger Federer became the oldest man to win a Grand Slam singles title in over forty-five years.

Age is just a number and so is the score.

Remember play to play well. Avoid using the score as the only gauge of your level of play.

I always welcome feedback at angeloarossetti @ gmail .com.

You can learn more about a couple of tennis GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ that I have been a part of:
Our Inspiration – 2 World Records 2 Minute Video
FOX News Story
Inspirational Tennis Story: Tennis Begins with Love
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Focus on Playing Well not on the Score

Fun. Enjoyment. Joy

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Blog article by Angelo A. Rossetti, USPTA Elite/PTR Professional, USTA HP & Mental Skills Certified & 2X Guinness World Records™ holder. Getty Images photo.

“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” Michael Jordan

When you are a child and first play sports these are the reasons. You have fun. Yet we can lose sight of these basics. As we get older it gets more complicated.

 
What are my parents going to think if I lose? They’ve paid a lot of money for lessons. What is my coach going to say? I was supposed to win. What are my friends going to think? Maybe they won’t ask me to play a much. What are my sponsors going to think? Maybe they’ll drop me. What am I you going to do with less prize money? I won’t be able to afford my lifestyle.
 
If you think of the Bob Marley song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy,” then it starts to put things into perspective. At the 2017 Australian Open, that song was played in Rod Laver Arena quite often during change overs. The perspective gained from that may have helped the epic comeback story of Mirjana-Lucic Baroni. After her win over the world #3 Agneska Radwanska “I said to myself on the court don’t worry, be happy.” When that song came on during a change over she said to herself “that’s right.”
 
Not only is it right for her but right for any competitor. Put in perspective why you play. Play for the right reasons. Find your way. Remove worry, be happy. You’ll play your best and enjoy it more. 
 

I always welcome feedback at angeloarossetti @ gmail .com.

You can learn more about a couple of tennis GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ that I have been a part of:
Our Inspiration – 2 World Records 2 Minute Video
FOX News Story
Inspirational Tennis Story: Tennis Begins with Love
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Fun. Enjoyment. Joy