It was awesome and awful at the same time! Awful because we lost spectacularly.... 6-0 and 6-1. But awesome because it was great fun and I met some really nice ladies and had just an all around good time.
When I first arrived at the courts, I met up with the other ladies and men who were in the league. Ronnie (my normal instructor and the tennis pro) and Liz (the administrator for the Louisiana Tennis Assoc.) partnered us up and my partner was named Julia. After everyone got their partner, then they matched us up with another pair for the match. The ladies that we played (we found out very quickly during our first set...) were actually used to playing and were on another tennis league. So yea, we were quite outmatched!
No excuses though, because I played like crap that first match. I think I was nervous! We finally got in a little bit of a groove in the second and actually won a game. We were so happy that we took a pic!
|Sure hope it's ok that I posted Julia's pic out on the interwebz!|
I played MUCH MUCH better the 2nd match than the first. I think I was more relaxed at hitting my strokes and my serves were much better this time around. I guess my nerves finally started to calm and I just focused on making the shots.
So now that the first day is out of the way, I'm really looking forward to next Tuesday!
Here's a few things that I want to get eventually!
First up is a new racquet. The racquet that I'm using now is a cheap ole thing that I got from Target for like $30. I tested out a new racquet the other day during backhand clinic that Ronnie loaned me and WOW what a difference! The price is a little (a lot!) higher than I expected but, it's pretty much a one and done sort of thing (unless you throw your racquet and break it...).
This is a Babolat Pure Drive. I'm pretty sure it is made of awesome. The cost is around $190.
Next up, I just bought new shoes, so these I won't be getting for a while. But if you know me, you know I love purple and yellow (Geaux Tigers!). So I instantly fell in love with these bad boys.
Asics Gel Solution Speed 2 Women's Court shoe
And finally, I love me some bondibands. I just wish they had more Tennis-y ones!