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By Ray Krueger

ISBN-10: 1938120019

ISBN-13: 9781938120015

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, most sensible 20 tennis participant within the 45-and-over age division—veritably glows with the incandescent ardour that permits a few fortunate souls to adventure participatory activities as a wonderful, life-shaping and reworking 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 crimson

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I battled back to deuce but he had four more break points. He overplayed his forehand and made errors. I ran down another bunch of potential winners and he would overplay his forehand for an error again. His forehand service return was an automatic winner. But I was having so many problems with my serve that just getting it in the box was a challenge. Finally I ran down one of his forehands and chipped a lob over his head to get the advantage. He could have called it out and I would have no evidence to argue, but he was honest.

I was still playing number 1 singles. But my opponent was a singles player from their B team, who they gave an easy match to so he could get experience. By that time, I had developed a bit of a backhand, but it was even more inconsistent than my wild forehand. But I was tired of losing. And it was safe to say I was scary on the court. I was 275 pounds, and moved like a truck without brakes. If anything got in my way it wouldn’t be pretty. That theory was tested for the first time as I was playing on the third court at Juniper Valley Park, our home court.

But she won rounds in the main draws of the French Open and Wimbledon in 2011. Her highest ranking is 82nd in the world. My own ranking (and obsession with it) was already in high gear. My late 20s and early 30s were spent entering every tournament. My life revolved around trying to create a career in journalism and getting a good tennis ranking. And a freelance lifestyle and underemployment only fueled my tennis lifestyle. One year I entered 28 tournaments. But that didn’t mean I played hundreds of tournament matches.

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