Anyone For Tennis? A Day Out At The Park

Anyone For Tennis? A Day Out At The Park

 Anyone For Tennis? A Day Out At The Park. Hello friends, so how are you today? All good I hope. We have been getting out and about and practicing some tennis.

Getting ready for Wimbledon, you might ask? Ha!!

Anyone For Tennis? A Day Out At The Park:

On a stroll through a nearby park a few weeks ago. My youngest two and me saw some tennis courts. It took me back more years than I care to remember.

I loved playing tennis as a kid, however like many things over the years I seemed to have forgotten all about it.

I had been thinking of something we could do together to keep fit, as the weather is warming up.

My son is getting too fast to go running with me now, so this will keep us altogether nicely. Then he can run as fast as he wants to.

My daughter is not keen on cycling, so after thinking of something we could all do, I thought tennis it shall be. 

We borrowed some racquets off my eldest two, to see if we would all enjoy it.

It is a couple of miles to the park, so I cycled there, my son ran and my daughter went on her scooter.

Two Lots Of Exercise In One:

Two lots of exercise in one trip. (Bonus).

We have been regularly over the last few weeks, my son as usual is the best, although hubby when he turns up disagrees!!

As you can see on the pics they cover the full nets up until Wimbledon season, at least that stops it being busy! It has been great fun though. Although my hand eye coordination needs work!!

 There is nothing worse that getting to the park and and forgetting your sunglasses!! I can never see the ball coming towards me when the sun is out. That is my excuse.

So here are a few photos from our day:

A Day Out At The Park
Anyone For Tennis? A Day Out At The Park
A Day Out At The Park
Anyone For Tennis? A Day Out At The Park
Anyone For Tennis? A Day Out At The Park

Good job my husband is off work next week as playing tennis with only 3 of us is not much fun for me. I end up being the ball runner!!

Now where are the strawberries?

Linking up our outdoor fun with~ Coombe Mill.

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  1. pixiedusk
    24 May 2015 / 20:39

    Haha I think its hard to be a ball runner so that is going to be a decent exercise! I just realized we have trennis rackets that we are not using maybe its time to start learning how to be the next Roger Federer =) #countrykids

  2. EmmaT
    24 May 2015 / 19:13

    I love tennis although haven't played since post uni years. We don't have many courts near us, so you have to join a club to play really,and then it's hard to get there off peak because so much time is set up for juniors and team practice.I'm trying to find some mini tennis classes that we can get to, for N because I think he'd quite like to play. It's proving quite hard because they all seem to clash with swimming. I did find my old racquet in the garage at my mum's house when we were clearing it out today, so at least I've got that now.

  3. Coombe Mill
    23 May 2015 / 09:40

    What a great sport to do as a family. I have to confess to being totally useless and finding the racketts so heavy before I even begin, though I suspect they are lighter these days. We sometimes play at a friend who has a court in the summer, my older boys are always the best being far more agile than Nick and I but as you say it is a great way to be outdoors and stay fit too. I hope you keep it up through the summer, a great facility to have at your local park. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

    • 23 May 2015 / 21:28

      Thanks so much for hosting, stopping by and sharing 🙂

  4. Kezzie
    23 May 2015 / 09:09

    What a good idea!!! My sister and I uses to do that but our park was only round the corner. I'm not very good though!x

    • 23 May 2015 / 21:28

      Thanks Kezzie, aww I'm not to good. Just hoping I will get better 🙂