Over the weekend, I was privileged to participate in the Women’s Doubles of a Tennis Tournament sponsored by Zenith Bank and hosted by the Lagos Country Club.
The final game was 6:3 ( opponent won first set, 7:5( we won the second set) and then we had to go into a super Tiebreaker (the first to get to 10 and lead with 2 points would win).
Somewhere in the game, our opponent got antagonistic in spite of being points ahead, attempting to rattle us emotionally. My partner had already begun to swear and I recognized that the ploy was working.
During our water break, I told my partner about my’ jump and pass ‘ principle. I have developed the emotional stability over the years such that I can hear negative words and discard them like water on a stone.
I said to her the only response we should give them is to win.
We clicked rackets and got back into the game.
It ended with a 12:10 victory.
Jump and Pass! 😀