Tennis jargon: the real-world translation
You’ve agreed to go to a school reunion. It’s tonight.
You put a wash on without reading any labels – after a bout of insomnia – and shrink your favourite jumper to the size of your socks (of which you can only find one).
You’ve had too much coffee – or your anti-anxiety medicine is really working.
Drop volley You arrive home just as the Ocado van is pulling up. Double fault
Despite explicit instructions and years of conditioning, you’ve been woken two nights in a row for sex.
It’s 10pm. You’re out having fun. One more shot or an Uber home? Do you have it in you to raise the hangover trophy?