I asked members of the alumni tennis family to send a note back to the team about the season … advice, thoughts, memories etc. Here are some of the responses:
Enjoy this time. Enjoy the hard work on the days you don’t feel like practicing. Enjoy the bond of being a teammate on those long van trips. Enjoy the time you spend sitting around in between matches in places like Lewiston or Ellensburg and you are stuck doing your homework. Enjoy the battles you have on the court, including the great wins and even the heartbreaking losses. If possible, try to not take any of these experiences for granted. And don’t do this because this is as good as it gets or life after college isn’t great – it is great, even better in my opinion. Do it because you are living a unique time in your life and you are doing something unique. Do it because this is the one time you will experience the type of brotherhood you are enjoying right now. Do it because you will remember many years into the future the effort and determination you are choosing now to put into every practice, match and relationship that is part of your time on the Whitman Tennis team. So work hard, but enjoy it. By doing this, I know you will make the Whitman community and your teammates proud. And most importantly, you will make yourselves proud. Good luck this year.
Dear Fighting Squirrels,The other day, I told coach to let you guys know how lucky you are to have another season of Whitman tennis to look forward to, but he just told me to write you guys a letter. Hours at […]