I’ve promised to return to the topic of women vs men (at least for competitive spirit at tennis), but this past weekend I attended the Rogers Cup Tournament in Toronto, so I’d like to take a quick detour first. Continue reading “3 reasons why it’s worth seeing live tennis”
Are women less competitive than men? [Part 1]
On the face of it, there shouldn’t be any difference.
Yet over the years, I’ve noticed a pattern on the tennis court. Let’s examine the evidence.
Exhibit 1… tennis tournaments. It doesn’t seem to matter which type of tournament – club, intermediate, senior or city-wide, more men enter than women. For example, witness the recent entries in a small, intermediate tennis tournament in Ottawa:
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Why playing tennis with friends isn’t enough
A friend of mine suggested that I enter a tennis tournament.
My first reaction? Mild panic.
I have a love-hate relationship with tennis. I love playing and getting better, but I hate making mistakes in public. And there’s nothing more public than playing matches that are observed, and then recorded on a website.
I know I’m not alone…
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