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This will be quick. I met a new tennis student today. She was a nice woman who told me in an email that she wanted to play better tennis with her children and husband. When I met her in person, she quickly told me that her tennis was "pathetic" and that she was "unteachable."

Ouch. I quickly told her that there was no such thing. Unfortunately, our lesson was rained out so I couldn't prove it to her yet. Of course, just be showing up to a lesson, she's showing that she doesn't believe that she's unteachable, but I hope she was just voicing a little frustration and that she's open to learning. 

The truth, as always, is that you aren't what you are, you are what you do. If she works hard, she'll be fine.

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