When I come home to Houston, I have started taking tennis lessons from THE MASTER PRO (Keith at the Downtown Metropolitan Club). He’s known me since I was “this big.” Tennis is really the only sport I have tried and not been at least decent at….this REALLY bothers me (I’m competitive like you wouldn’t believe when it comes to sports).
I got really excited about my three lessons during this trip and for the summer (my swing is really improving), so I went to Sports Authority and bought a few new skirts. My favorite is Nike (shown above $50), but I also like Aspire (around $30). The whole tennis look brings out the prep in me :)
I think it’s important that people know how to play tennis or golf. Ok, before you go off on one of your “Mary is an elitist, snobby bitch” rant, let me explain. First of all, sports are a great way to exercise without focusing on the exercise. If that doesn’t motivate you, so many business deals are facilitated or closed on either the tennis court or golf course, period. Being social, competitive, and sophisticated, both sports allow the players to work and play at the same time. Furthermore, you only need two people as opposed to gathering a team. Men and women can compete on a level playing field (obviously skill is a factor here). Finally, they are fun sports that you can enjoy as you get older.
I personally find golf to be boring, so tennis it is for me. And here’s what I have to say about rediscovering and practicing the sport: LOVE!