I was sitting with my life in a roller bag at the airport gate in Boston, a few hours away from a one-way flight to New Zealand, where I’d turn up as a lowly ranked squash professional in need of a couch. As I waited, I thought of something I could do to commemorate wherever I would go next: I would spin my racquet in each new village, town, or city. In squash, like tennis, a racquet spin begins the match. That somehow felt fitting to do on my travels.
I figured I’d do it once and then get over it. At most, maybe a half dozen spins would end up somewhere on my hard drive years later. A couple hundred racquet spins later, this video was made—and for four years later, I’m sharing it for the first time. If you like it, share it to those who have a jump to make—a racquet to spin for their own life dream.