Parenting Aces Blog has a good story about tennis and friendship. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. CLICK HERE
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Yesterday, I had the chance to go watch my 74-year-old dad play tennis against his long-time friend and rival in what has become a once- or twice-weekly ritual. These two guys have been competitors since childhood. They have also been friends since childhood.
Junior tennis can … create life-long friendships that originate on the courts but extend way beyond them. My dad has recently re-connected with several of the other guys who played with him at Tulane. They rehash old matches, tell their “war stories”, and reminisce about their glory days. The friendships that started on some green clay courts 60+ years ago have survived graduate school, marriage, children, divorce, illness, and tragedy. I hope my son has these same stories of friendship to share with his kids and grandkids some day.