Monday, June 2, 2008

Tennis Lesson #1

Today, after running a few errands, I FINALLY did something with the kids, that I've been talking about since last summer!! We went to Vlassis park and I gave the kids their first of hopefully many, tennis lessons. For those of you who don't know....I was on the tennis team in highschool. My friends and I played tennis almost daily, sometimes multiple times a day growing up. We also took lessons at the club, played on the innerclub team (which means we went as a team representing Forest Hills country club, and played the other clubs in the area). Kind of a cool experience as a teen! Anyway, last summer I hit the ball against the house on the driveway, but most of the balls went over the house, there just wasn't enough room to hit. I want to get back into it sooo bad - maybe I could lose the unwanted weight that way - doing something I love. So there sprang the idea of teaching the kids. It really was a fun time with them. Brooke wore her little tennis dress. They both have their own littly raquets that we bought last yr, so we were ready! I tried to teach them some very basic skills........we just ended up having fun hitting the ball over the net etc. They actually got hot and tired BEFORE ME!!!!WOW!! My nephew, Andrew, and my sister, Kathy joined us near the end, so A and Chase had some fun hitting the ball to eachother (they did pretty good!!!) After about an hour, we played on the playground there at the park. It was again, hopefully the first of many tennis outings this summer!!

3 comments:

Stuarts said...

Sounds like fun! Would you give Sloan a few pointers? He loves playing tennis!

Stuart Fam said...

My first and last experience with tennis was in 7th grade when my friend Sara was trying to help me with my swing. I swung all right---right into her lip. Not a good memory. Glad you are gifted!

Three Against One said...

I use to play tennis as well and I must say I wasn't too bad, we should go and hit the ball together sometime, good exercise! :) We will probably see you tomorrow as long as the weather is permitting.

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