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I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength --- Philippians 4:13

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Front Row Seats!

Well okay, not exactly, but from the size of my new t.v...!

I grew up watching many a tennis player, Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Chris Evert, Arantxa Sanches-Vicario...just to name a few. A few players I have actually had the chance to see in person, even managed to get an autograph. At the same time I managed an autograph from many female players, the one that snubbed me was Venus Williams. I thought she was great until that moment. I no longer root for her.

I grew up around tennis period. My mother played from the time I was young, and when not in school I would go watch. Sometimes I would be on the backboards at Kennedy Park, or anywhere else if the courts had any. Then there were times I would watch mom and her friends play. Years ago my parents were on a raquetball league, and I would go watch as well.
Soon after mom started playing, I picked up a raquet and started to hit balls with mom, and on rare occassion, dad. The most interesting moment was the time I was using crutches, the metal ones that you stuck your arms through. Here's me, tossing one crutch aside so that I had a racquet in one hand and a crutch in the other, not to mention braces on both legs.

This weekend has been a rare occassion that I don't have to fight for control of the t.v. Not many roomates home or even living in the house right now. Over the past few years of having the house, girls have come to know that NOTHING get's in the way of me and tennis. I have on occassion sacrificed a match here and there since others were watching something else, but the days when no one is home..."YESSS!!!!!!IT"S ALL MINE!!!HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! A few people, such as Rael, or maybe even Linds, will watch with me. I have heard from a few people how they can't stand tennis, and to that my jaw just drops :O

My dad dare not even touch the t.v. if my mother and I are watching; oh does he get an earful if he does! "We don't try to change it when you watch golf now do we?" For a time, he and my mother even played on a mixed doubles league. It was fun going to watch them play together, fun to see my dad out there, having fun.

Back to the autographs and how I got them. A few summers ago, my mother and I started volunteering at the local raquet club where mom and I had a membership (She would play tennis, I would work out in the gym, or swim). Each summer, they have an all-women's match with some of the top women's players. If we volunteered, there would be a match or two or three that we would get to see... for free.

Here in Misoula, I can play with a few people , although one is now gone for the year and another is moving to Dillon for school. We just have fun hitting balls to eachother. After about an hour and a half, I am tired. But then I get a hankering for going to Jus' Chillin', a smoothie place that is in the University center. A perfect ending to a perfect day.

So who's up for a challenge?


  • At 3:45 PM, Anonymous Sharla said…

    Tennis. I'm not any good at it, and I'm not into watching it, either. I have, though. I love Boxing!!


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