Joe Craven

March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019 “Even though I’m a terrible player, starting to play and watch tennis has been one of the best things to ever happen to me. I’ve struggled with my confidence for a long time, as well as battling both depression and anxiety. In 2012/13 it reached its worst, as I was also diagnosed with aspergers. As someone, who was an adult at the time, my diagnosis hit me hard. All of the struggles I had as a child, which heavily affected my life, were explained many years later. Who knows how life would have turned out if I had known sooner? As they say you have to deal with the cards you’ve been dealt. Thankfully I started to watch tennis on a regular basis. I soon discovered forums and a tennis community on Twitter. I was able to discuss the sport I had become obsessed with on a regular basis, with like-minded people. They say people with Aspergers often have obsessive personalities and to be honest I’m glad tennis became that for me. I also started to play tennis at my local club. Despite my ability, there’s no better way to clear my mind than whacking a little

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