5th challenge completed – Tennis

After a few gentle jogs in the recent heatwave that we are experiencing in the UK, I’ve finally managed to get myself back into playing competitive sport following my operation in May.

I started this week with a hit and set against my doubles partner Ed Rowley to get myself prepared for my first competitive tennis match in over a year.

My local club Will to Win Ealing in Lammas Park play in the Middlesex Summer Tennis leagues, which consists of three matches, two one-set matches and one two-set match. We had been drawn to play Wycombe House in the 5th round of the competition and despite a slow start to the season the format of the leagues meant that a good win could move us from second bottom to near to somewhere near the summit.

Unfortunately we didn’t manage to put out our strongest team so despite myself and Tom taking 3 out of the 4 sets that we played and therefore contributing 6 out of 8 points available the team could only manage a single set from the other 6 matches resulting in a 16 – 8 defeat.

Despite the loss it was great to get back playing competitive sport again and I’m looking forward to getting the challenge back on track.

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