With the Great British Tennis Weekend coming up next month (16th-17th July) and with the excitement of Wimbledon and warm sunny days we’ve been having, what better time to enjoy a little tennis.
As a child I loved sports. I won sports day in primary school 3 times, I was on the netball and rounders teams and I represented my secondary school in district sports. But now I’m pretty lazy and the most involved in sport I am is by watching it on TV! I can’t wait for the Olympics 😉
My husband is more sporty than I am. He plays football a couple of times a week, regularly goes to the gym and every now and then plays tennis with his dad (who plays weekly). He’s so good at encouraging Lamb to be active.
At the moment Lamb is getting into football (much to his dads delight). Last week we signed Lamb up for football lessons which start next month, so Daddy went and bought him his first proper football kit. He looks so grown up wearing it!
I’d love him to enjoy lots of sports, including tennis. If he was allowed he’d be outdoors until dark every night playing (even if it’s raining, he loves the rain). So, yesterday I decided to buy him a children’s racket and ball and capture the first moment he played tennis. What better time to start!To our delight he spent the whole time telling us “I love tennis. Like Grandpop”. He was really good at hitting the ball and rarely missed when daddy threw it to him. What a natural! It’s important to us that Lamb keeps active and enjoys plenty of time outdoors, and what better way than with a sport that the whole family can enjoy.
As technology plays a huge part in our lives these days it can distract our children from more physical activities. We are happy that Lamb enjoys a bit of both and even though he’s an iPad pro, he loves playing in the garden also. So whether you’re on the beach, in the garden, or at the park you can grab a couple of rackets and ball and enjoy some time outdoors playing tennis.
To celebrate the Great British Tennis Weekend the Lawn Tennis Association are encouraging families to get active and play a little tennis. Whether you’re a pro or complete novice you can spend the day at your local club for a free session. Head over to ClubSpark to find a club local to you.
I’m sure Lamb will be going with Daddy soon, while Mummy stays at home with BB watching Wimbledon with a cold lemonade. 😉
So who’s going to sign up for a free session at their local club?!
*I’m working with the Lawn Tennis Association on their #GBTW campaign. Sign up for for your FREE tennis activity here.