Captaining takes a lot out of me.
So last fall I realized it’s up to me to create an adult recreational tennis team I want to captain, that people can’t read my mind and don’t magically become the team players I want them to be. I’ve now got team rules to weed out players who would cause extraneous headaches for me as I once more assume the already inherently soul-crushing role of captainship.
As each season brings about new sets of captain-player problems, I keep adding rules.
There is no doubt that I will end up weeding out everyone on the planet and then I won’t have
enough players to lord over captain. And my oh my, what a glorious feeling that will be.
The only reason why I still captain is because people keep saying yes. Like enough people to form a team with say yes. As soon as I alienate those people and I don’t have enough players to field a competitive weekly line-up with, I will stop captaining and then I will stop playing tennis for a while.
Every time I say that to someone, they laugh and roll their eyes as if I would actually stop playing tennis. Um, no. I’m being serious. Captaining makes me want to stop playing team tennis.
That’s how much out of me captaining takes.