I wrote the other day here about having to go and be ranked based on the USTA(US Tennis Association) rating system. I have to admit that's sort ofÂ nerve-wracking, but it's part of the process of playing tennis as an adult. I really have to thank my boyfriend again for giving me the push I needed to start playing again. Even more so after today!
I played my first match today and I had a great time. The girl that I played against was about my age so that made it nice, we easily had things to talk about as she went to my high school's rival. She was also new to the league so there was another guy there to lead us through the process(it's been roughly a decade since I've scored a game. I'm bound to have forgotten something).
I ended up winning the match in straight sets; 6-3, 6-1, 6-3.
We had a great time playing and even though I won by a significant margin, the girl I played and I kept it light and fun the entire time. The fact that the weather is absolutely stunning today helped as well. I couldn't have asked for a better day for my first match.
I am now ranked a 3.0 and I'll probably stay there for a while, at least until I've played a bit more. I had such a great time and I can't wait for my next match!!