Saturday, May 24, 2014

First Tennis Lessons

Tennis was a big part of my life growing up as I took tennis lessons a few times per week for many years, then ended up playing on junior high and high school tennis teams.  My first job, at 14 years old, was teaching tennis lessons to the pee wees during the summer, and then the next year and for the 2 following years, I taught for 6 hours per day for a tennis camp at the club I played at.

For Jacob and Claire's birthdays, we got them tennis racquets, and we finally made some time to have a first tennis lesson!  It was fun to be back out on the court, and it definitely was a beginner's lesson (contact was the goal - we'll get to getting it in the court later), but both Jacob and Claire began to get the hang of swinging a racquet by the end of the time we spent.

We were definitely helped by our own personal ball boy.  Liam ran around the court gathering the tennis balls and throwing them back toward the middle of the court.  It was quite helpful, really, and we loved his enthusiasm!