team tennis was a new concept for me. we didn't have this when we were little, but it's a cool idea. i got to play the part of "coach," and it was pretty fun to try to help them on changeovers. some are more into it than others, and some are better listeners than others! ha!
this was the smile after wes' very first singles match (and win).
talking with his opponent on the way back to the scorer's table. i was behind them listening to them talk about how it was better to play singles than to have to play doubles with your brother! (we're gonna have to work on that one!)
while we were at the state tournament, i got to see my college best friend. now it's our turn to sit back and watch our kids play!
boys and girls at this age aren't stellar at communication with each other. at all. mixed doubles is a little hard when you aren't used to speaking to girls. but we finally got a high five out of william and maggie!
we came in third in our bracket. i thought that was a pretty good showing for us as first timers!
william also played in a few tournaments. it was really hot, but it was fun. and there was a little success thrown in there toward the end of the summer.
he and his cousin, hunter, played doubles together a time or two. they make a really good team, and they make each other laugh. that's always a good combo on the court! they perfected their one finger high fives, and they had one good run that lasted until 10pm one night (waaaayyyyy past our bedtimes)! they made it through three matches to come away with 1st place. that was a first for both of them, so they were pretty pumped!
and let's not forget about the little guys. reed and parker (hunter's brother) mastered the art of keeping themselves busy hitting balls off the wall and even drumming up people to play them in doubles. at least they look fierce!
we may play in one or two more tournaments this fall, but it's about time dust off our shin guards. and, i'll have to go find my thermal underwear. there is no colder place on the planet than the soccer fields. i will definitely be counting down the days until next summer!