Is it wrong to beat a kid?

Posted on May 6, 2010


Cyprus tennis is fun.  Don’t worry, I wasn’t talking about corporal punishment.  Last night I played social tennis and my mind really was not there, it was running about in about 10 different directions and no focus whatsover.  So, I didn’t play well.  Then I get put against a 10 year old and we play singles.  Finally, I have a focused mind, but I end up beating him 8-0.  Is that right?  Should I have let him win a few more points or games?  I was so pleased to finally be able to focus that I didn’t want to let it go and “play negatively” as I call it.