Today is Mother's Day and I am proud and happy to be a Tennis Mom. I love Tennis Moms but not everyone agrees with me on this. In fact, some people seem to have a lot of resentment built up against Tennis Moms. (See, e.g., the Urban Dictionary's definition of Tennis Mom: “Tennis Moms live off their husbands' wealth and resent accusations that nannies don't provide adequate parental instruction.”)
Well, here are my top 10 reasons to love Tennis Moms:
- Tennis Moms have a lot of cute matching outfits and are willing to wear short skirts no matter what shape their legs are in.
- Tennis Moms may seem sweet at the PTA meeting, but on the court their true competitive nature comes out. (Example: hitting you in the face just means you got in the way of the ball.)
- Tennis Moms love being outdoors as evidenced by their willingness to play tennis in any weather. Despite tropical heat weaves, gale force winds and/or drenching rains, the true Tennis Mom prefers to finish out the match.
- Tennis Moms like to watch the Slams not so much to pick up tips as to see what unfortunate outfit Adidas has put Ana Ivanovic in.
- Many Tennis Moms also enjoy catching a glimpse of Rafael Nadal changing shirts between sets.
- Tennis Moms will use any excuse to go out to lunch after a match: it's the end of the season, someone's moving, someone's having a birthday, we have a new captain, we won all 4 lines today, we lost all 4 lines today. Any occasion can be celebrated with lunch.
- Tennis Moms will be nice and friendly to you during the warm-up but will trash talk you relentlessly to their partner during the match.
- Tennis Moms are not above wearing a knee brace, an ankle support, a tennis elbow compression-thingy and Icy Hot on their backs all at the same time just to play a “fun” match.
- Tennis Moms know how important it is to get their children involved in a lifetime sport like tennis. Maybe golf.
- No matter what their age, weight or income level, Tennis Moms get along because they have a few important things to discuss – tennis, tennis and more tennis.
Happy Mother's Day Tennis Moms!
© Kim Selzman 2009
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