Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What To Do Between Sets...

Always be sure to squeeze your balls between sets.

One of the greatest joys in the life of a tennis official is when they get an evaluation.  I tend to think of it much like going to a doctor but a tad less painful...

In my recent evaluation, the female evaluator told me I did just fine except for one thing--I needed to squeeze my balls before each set and before I handed them to the players...

Now that I have somewhat recovered from one of the most embarrassing moments of my life, I agree but its not something I would tell anyone else.

And who says officiating isn't fun?

(Hopefully noone will be offended by this post--but then, many a truth is said in jest.)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Special Request For Officials For The Special Olympics

Please check out this request from Kevin Foster--and let him know if you can help as soon as possible.

I hope that this note finds you all healthy and 'tennis active' this Spring Season!!!!
Our Texas Tennis Section is helping host the Special Olympic - State Games of Texas at the University of Texas at Arlington on Friday and Saturday - May 23rd and 24th. Just a little more than four weeks away!!! 
Cindy Benzon and I (Kevin Foster) are looking for patient - good hearted VOLUNTEER OFFICIALS to help with this rewarding program.
This is a FANTASTIC event and your time will be very much appreciated. It is a GREAT way to give back to TENNIS. I promise that you will be touched by the incredible sportsmanship and pure love these players have for the game of Tennis.
We will need 10 Officials each shift - the shifts are from 7:30-12noon and 1-4pm both days. We welcome you to pick one OR MORE shifts if you have the time to donate.  This has a lot to do with LOVE OF THE GAME and NOT Officiating!!!  However, there will be some points throughout the shifts where you will need to step in and help out with rulings/judgment.
Many of you have worked this great event in past years!   If you know of any fellow Official's that you'd recommend for this unique event - please pass on this email. I will do my best to work them into our schedule.
Please let me know of your availability as soon as possible...
Play on!,
Kevin Foster
254 709 3058