By Ray Krueger
Ray Krueger's story—that of a 275-pound youngster who fears leaving his own residence for worry of operating into his personal father, yet is going directly to develop into an elite, most sensible 20 tennis participant within the 45-and-over age division—veritably glows with the incandescent ardour that permits a few fortunate souls to adventure participatory activities as a wonderful, life-shaping and remodeling adventure. The weekend warrior is alive and good and in solid arms with Krueger! —Peter Bodo, writer of THE COURTS OF BABYLON and THE CLAY RAN purple
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But I knew I would have to go to school eventually. So I decided to lose weight. Eating got me fat, so I decided not eating would get me skinny. So I stopped eating. I spent a summer break eating three meals a week. Those meals consisted of trips to McDonald’s. It worked. I lost 100 pounds in two months. I am the only person who ever used McDonald’s to lose weight. I put most of it back on. I had failed. But my world of sports statistics was still there. And if I could not lose weight by not eating, I would find solace in my world.
I was able to get him to fly a few more forehands long. 6-5. But I would have to hold. But he wanted out. I don’t know if it was physical or mental. But he was toast. He flew some balls wide and long, and I took the second set and the match. I went back into work/life mode. He went into formal tennis player who loses mode. I have learned in the past that the traditional “nice match” said by the winning player at the handshake is a dangerous thing to say. Many a time I heard the comeback “I didn’t play nice.
I won 6-4 in the third to get my 132 points. I would finish the year with 1,264 points and end up 13th in the country. But I knew it was a sham. Most of the other players did not know the system or at least have the opportunity to play the system like I had. And I had earned Sectional points for winning a tournament that should have been counted as a local. So I could not be all that proud of my accomplishment. I only played the Eastern circuit tournaments the next few years and got as high as Top 5 in the East in the 40s, as I continued to think about my Top 15 ranking the year I played nationals.
45-Love. My Yearlong Quest to Fulfill a Lifelong Dream in the Sport of Tennis by Ray Krueger