Age. Learn. Fight. Love. Play Tennis. Win. That’s the premise of the new book “Late To The Ball,” by author Gerald Marzorati.
Taking up the sedentary pursuits of painting or chess at age 60 is one thing. Deciding to become a competitive player senior player on the USTA circuit is quite another thing – and much more more demanding! (Marzorati wrote about this subject several years ago, a prelude to this book.)
However, this book isn’t merely about playing tennis. While there’s a lot of that, it’s more about your finals match against Father Time.
The author’s focused foray into competitive tennis at age 60 is evidence that, although there are challenges associated with being older (and the book does spend time on this), the game can still be played and enjoyed, at a “later” age.
As a 53-year-old who first picked up a tennis racquet roughly 4 years ago, I can totally relate. Now that my kids are grown, I am on the tennis court as often as possible, taking lessons and drills, playing with friends, and competing in leagues… living my best tennis life!
Younger players may not realize the benefit of such wisdom – yet – but those of us in the Baby Boomer generation should definitely check this one out…and then visit (or revisit) the court. If Gerald Marzorati and I can do it, so can you!