Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tennis, Anyone?

It can't be easy to teach a 4 or 5 year old how to play tennis.  Thank goodness there are professionals out there for that!  Joseph started tennis lessons at Turtle Park on Saturday morning with Coach Ernie, along with his friend Grant and classmate Leon.  I'm so excited and hope Joseph takes to it since Brent was a big tennis player in high school, and Mimi still plays all the time.

It starts out simple enough.  Lots of encouragement, a bit of funny warm up activities like chasing hula hoops, and several different exercises aimed at keeping your eye on the ball.

Because you know, it's kind of hard to hit the ball with your eyes closed.

A little sample drill:

Thanks, Coach!  See you next week!  Can't wait to see where we go from here.

1 comment:

Marta said...

Congratulations Alton Boys,

I was admiring the beautiful pictures of your son. I have a six year old and a two year old and they are so much fun. Enjoy.

Best of Luck,

Your blogger friend Marta.