Learning to play Tennis
Tennis was never my first choice of a sport to play. I didn't start playing until my freshman year. My parents wanted me to keep busy and meet new people so they made me play 3 sports. I already played hockey and golf, so then I had to find a new fall sport to play.
I choose to play tennis because my oldest brother played and I knew I could get help from him to get the basics down. I also had friends that played tennis so it was a perfect fit.
Before tryouts I would go out and hit balls with my brother so I could improve my game. Another way I found to improve at tennis was to watch mt Tennis inspiration, Roger Federer, on TV and on Youtube. He is incredible and is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players ever.
After watching Federer and hitting with my brother I was able to get good enough to make the tennis team in the fall. I was excited because on the team I knew that the coach would be able to give me individualized teaching so I could improve all my skills.
I was able to learn all the basic skills and I improved enough I started playing 1 doubles on JV my freshman year. I was proud of my accomplishments and always knew that my hard work would pay off.
Have you ever played tennis before? If not I would highly recommend because its a great way to stay active and have fun. Who is your favorite tennis player??