Tuesday, May 04, 2010

a tennis tidbit

We are going to State, baby! When we moved to Louisiana a little over a year ago, I was thrilled that the climate would support year-round tennis. I wasn't a tennis player, never had a lesson, or did not know how to properly hit a ball. My goal was to learn and play well enough to be on a team with my daughter when she came home for the summer.

Last October (2009), I took a beginner's clinic and discovered that a love for the game was just under my surface. There has been a lot of practice and I will go play with just about anyone. In the beginning, my butt was kicked...a lot. Fortunately, sheer will power and determination (along with a lot of practice) has helped me reach my original goal...there have been a few perks.

Last month, we entered our first tournament and WON! This past weekend, my partner and I came in second in a different tournament. Our team finished league play last night and WON our division which means we are going to State competition. The best thing has been meeting so many wonderful people.

Bugg comes home from school this Friday and we are signed up for various events. I can't wait for us to share this game that we both so clearly love.


Linda said...

Wow....that's great. And just think, you're only going to get better. That's a wonderful achievement for a newbie.

becky c. said...

That is so great! Always such a blessing to find physical activity you actually enjoy. (If only knitting burned mote calories)

Walden said...

Very nifty! My boyfriend is trying to teach me some about how to play tennis correctly and not hurt myself.