So what's the sport? What skills permit a scor- ing strike, the galvanizing instant when concerted efforts bear fruition? Lore and hope accompany each fall of ten or down of seven, or the point that wins the match -- yet fans do not perceive the toil that makes such moments possible. The spins and swings and throws and kicks become like oil, a satin flow of ease and confidence when they're performed in competition. So, if practice does make perfect, competence derives from true commitment -- which we show through diligence and trial. 'Tis the same for sex - we practice so we'll win the game.