NTRP Tournament Tennis and Racquet Stringing

It strives to say intelligent things about tournament tennis and the related subject of racquet stringing, and to do so using clear English.
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Words: 32,090
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465974228
About Kendra Blewitt

I am unusual in that I lack a class identity. My father, a physicist who worked for the US government, married out of his class, which was upper middle. My Mom's father was a redneck type who chewed tobacco and raised gamecocks in the back yard of his small house on the outskirts of Arkansas City, Kansas. Growing up I never felt that I belonged to either class. I did feel that I belonged to a country however. I had a strong identity as an American when I was young.

I am old now. In some ways I like being old. When I was young I never thought that would happen. When I was young I identified with youth very much.

There is no television in my home, which is a small studio apartment in "downtown" San Francisco. ("Downtown" is what they call it here. I would call it "inner city," though I would hasten to add that the neighborhood is not dangerous.) In my opinion television was the worst thing that ever happened to the country, including slavery. Not that slavery was not evil. It was pretty bad. In my opinion television is more evil than slavery.

I am a tennis player. I used to be a tournament player. Lately I have been playing less in order to have more time and energy for writing. When I was in high school reading Orwell's _Keep the Aspidistra Flying_ made me want to be a writer. I have done writing on and off since then.

I live with two cats and I take the bus.

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