(Tennis article by Randy Lynn Rutledge - a former USPTA tennis teaching professional)
This article describes total mental and physical participation while engaged in playing tennis.
The Sounds of Tennis
The sounds of footwork patterns on the tennis court surface, the rhythm of your breathing, an awareness of the normal beating of your heart, and the varying sounds of racquet strings manipulating the tennis ball. All of these sounds blend together to create tennis background "music" for your sense of hearing. The beat of this music helps you to become one with the present moment.
Flow with the Moment
All of the experiences of your entire life, measured in minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years, and all that you value and cherish, slowly fade from your conscious awareness. Your full attention and focus is in the here and now. Nothing else matters. The present moment has no time divisions. The present moment flows. Your usual awareness of time fades away.
Dance with Grace and Style