Tennis, anyone?

Jill signed up her daughters, ages five and seven, for tennis lessons at an indoor club in Vista, N.Y., on the border of Fairfield County, Conn. She requested that her daughters be grouped together, a request that was approved by a club employee.
Upon showing up for the first lesson, Jill learned that her girls would be grouped with two other girls, both 8-year-olds. As the girls warmed up with their instructor, the mother of one of the eight-year-olds approached Jill.
“Are you the mother of that girl?” she asked, pointing to Jill’s five-year-old.
“Yes.”
“How old is she?”
“Five.”
“Well, I object. It’s outrageous that you would put your child in this class. She has no business being on the court with my daughter. I mean, my daughter hits from the baseline. Your daughter will hold my daughter back. She should be removed right now.”
The woman stormed up to complain to the desk attendant. Jill, eager to avoid further conflict, walked out and removed her five-year-old. The girl burst into tears.
As Jill stood in the foyer, the desk attendant walked over. “I’m so sorry,” she said, “but that woman is a full member of the club. She plays here all the time. I’m afraid she gets special treatment.”
When the lesson ended, the woman returned to pick up her daughter. Jill was standing at the side of the court with her five-year-old, who was still sobbing.
“It’s nothing against you,” snapped the mother of the eight-year-old. “I just think what you did is wrong.”

2019-01-23T15:30:47+00:00