Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tennis > Gym

I haven't talked about my fitness routine lately, but I've been hitting the gym, just not as much as I usually do in the winter. I really prefer to be outside as much as possible in the summer. Now that it's not as hot it was over the last couple of weeks, I really want to take advantage of the gorgeous summer weather.

We played tennis tonight, for only the second time this summer, and I prefer a game on the court over being stuck in the air conditioned gym.

me with tennis ball

tennis court 2

It felt good to use different muscles with only a ball, my legs and a racket.

my feet and tennis racket/ball

At first, we just practiced, but I really prefer the challenge of a game so we started one. I ended up losing 4-6, but that's ok, it was just a friendly game. :)

The weird thing about the courts we played on was an opening in the middle of the fence. We thought it was strange at first, but it actually didn't bother us at all.

tennis court

Do you like playing tennis? I didn't start playing it until I was a Junior in high school. Everyone in my family seemed to play it, but I wanted to try other sports. I finally broke down and tried it and fell in love with the sport. Watching Wimbledon off and on over the last week really got me wanting to hit the court again.

Side story--I actually played tennis on a clay court when I lived in Switzerland and it was so tough to play on! Plus, courts there were really expensive to rent and I definitely appreciated our free courts in America.


  1. I love playing tennis. Took lessons quite a few years as a kid, then didn't really play again until after college. You've inspired me to drag Chris out to play with me :)

  2. Yay tennis! This spring I played a lot...I need to get back at it! :)

  3. I love playing tennis too. My mom got me lessons when I was a kid and I loved it.