I asked Wade Miller, my normal blogger to write something up for me for this week, but he was slammed with homework, so you guys get me this time.
We started our spring season just over 2 weeks ago and tomorrow we have our first match against Franklin College at 5pm at the Collett Tennis Center…hint, hint fans. For many of the previous seasons we have had an extra week and I always felt like we were prepared to start competing. The start of this season was different, I knew the guys would work hard, but we had so much to get accomplished in a short amount of time, that I was unsure if we would be ready. To my surprise, the guys stepped up and did the work and there is no doubt in my mind that we are ready to go tomorrow and the rest of the season. If you are able, please come by the courts and support your Wabash College Little Giant Tennis Team.
This past weekend we hosted our annual Alumni/Varsity Tennis Event. We call it an event rather than a match because we played a shortened scoring system so everyone gets a chance to play against different people. This, by far, was the best event yet. We had 12 alums return to compete and they came ready to play. I told the guys not to take it easy on them, because if the do, they will get beat. These guys can still play. As usual, my guys rose to the occasion and played really well. Besides the competition there was also plenty of good conversation around the food table. I believe all involved had a great time.
Finally I want to fill everyone in on what we are focusing on today at practice as we prepare for Franklin and our 2 matches this weekend. It has to do with being soft or being tough. Wabash is a tough place, it makes you think, it makes work, it makes you stress, but it is a place that makes you a man that will be prepared for life. It seems as though this week at practice our team has lost site of that. So today we are going to talk about being tough, playing hard every point, and having strong mental toughness when competing. They’ll get it, I trust my guys. And tomorrow night when Franklin arrives, we will be ready.
Wabash Always Fights,