It seemed the world was down in the deciding set tiebreaker when the pandemic struck abruptly back in 2020. Although the unforeseen circumstances presented challenges and still is—the sport and the people that make up the game persevered. That's the thing about tennis players, they could be down match point, but they know it's not over until they're shaking hands at the net. Needless to say, the sport adapted quickly and turned the scoreboard around.
Tennis is thriving and during the first weekend of March this was front and center at The Court's Low Desert Open. Recreational tennis players of all levels and backgrounds descended on the beautiful four-court facility in the middle of the California desert to not only vie for the title, but to enjoy the atmosphere and conversation. While some competed to win, others just enjoyed sitting in on the action and relaxing poolside.