Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tennis Milestone

That's how I want to be: Serena Williams. Oh, I know it's an impossibility, but I can dream, can't I? Just look at her! What an incredible twist, perfectly balanced. My tennis teacher said it's good to watch tennis (duh) but also look at photos of professionals to examine their mechanics, so you can imitate them. This visual reinforcement even works on your brain subconsciously (there are whole books about it). So now I Iike looking at pictures of tennis players in action.

Today was our last tennis class, and Barbara and I played a match. Well, we only got through one set during our hour class. She beat me, 5-1. But this was the first full set of tennis I have played, ever! There's so much to think about, besides just trying to hit the ball, like where it's going to go, and what's going to be coming back over the net after that, and what the score is. It was fun, and I have a lot to work on.

1 comment:

Megan & Ben said...

and I love that left hand of hers- totally relaxed and graceful in the midst of such a twist! Some people just have that bodily intelligence, don't they?