Day 52 : 10SNE1

We used to see this clever personal license plate on a car driving around Marin County but never knew to whom it belonged.


Sandy: Kelly and I met playing on a tennis team about 18 years ago. My experience playing against lefties is they delight in having a wicked backhand. When a left-hander slices their serve, it’s really hard to hit because it curves away so differently. Strategy is different when one of the opponents is left-handed. Winning the “down the middle shot” is minimized if the lefty is on the ad side because the forehands of  both players will be covering the middle. 

Some of my left hand dominant friends were forced to use their right hand when they were young. The result for most of them is that they write with their right hand but have a tendency to do other things with their left hand i.e. throw a ball, bat a ball, chop/cut food, play tennis, deal cards. Though the opposite is true for RobinBu who writes with her left hand but plays right-handed tennis. NoelS writes and paints with her left hand but says she is right-armed, thus plays tennis and golf with her right.

Here are videos of us hitting tennis balls with our opposite hands:

Kelly backhand, forehand, serving:

Sandy backhand, forehand, serving:

Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.


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