Lucy first joined the St Albans & Harpenden league back in 2016, and since then has become a seasoned competitor, playing in 9 of the last 10 rounds. We find out why she (and the ball) keeps coming back
I have played tennis since I was a child, but after moving to St Albans and joining Townsend Tennis club I have got more and more into it.
I first heard about the league from other Townsend members and joined because I wanted to play more singles matches. Everyone has been very welcoming, and I have even played a few extra friendly matches after the league has finished.
My main aim is always to simply get the ball back, I was described by one player to another as “like a brick wall” - I decided to take it as a compliment! I never really remember the details of each match, but I always have a quiet celebration to myself after I win a good point.
I have hugely enjoyed playing more singles and having now played in many rounds I have met lots of new players too. I am grateful to the organisers for running the leagues and would encourage anyone to join, especially if they are not already a club member, as they will get good matches against people of a similar standard.
If you would like to join Lucy on court in the St Albans & Harpenden league, the next round kicks off on Thursday 13th September and is open for entries here