|not the teaching that i'm used to ..
||[Jul. 13th, 2009|05:21 pm]
the Gong Family
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some time ago i promised a friend/colleague that i'd play tennis with him this week. more precisely, he doesn't know how to play tennis at all, which means that i actually promised him that i would teach him how to play tennis.
this makes me uneasy, when i think about how we learned how to play tennis: long rallies instead of a game format.
i think the first proper (singles) match i played was when i was 13, in junior high school. i think i double-faulted a game away. to be honest, i don't remember when i learned how to do the basic overhead serve. even now i'd have trouble with it.
so i suspect that i mightn't be teaching him the tennis that he is expecting.
then again, this is not the first time i've taught someone a little tennis. from experience, it's not so bad if the student is a mathematician.
it could also be worse: i could be teaching someone how to play basketball.