I did not have a sanitary pad with me and I was the only girl over the entire stretch of five courts lined side-by-side.
It was the first time since I started playing tennis that I got my period in the middle of my game.
I went to the toilet, rolled toilet paper into a thick wad, and used it as a makeshift pad. As a form of insurance, I stuffed another wad of toilet paper between my underwear and the compression shorts of my tennis skirt.
Then I resumed playing.
Of course, my movement was slightly restricted, but I continued playing anyway.
I love tennis.
And this is a gross story but it deserves to be shared.