Monday, June 11, 2007

Ace

Our Pro at the Community Tennis Center

The 2007 French Open ended yesterday with an impressive 3rd straight win in Paris for the Spaniard Rafael Nadal, over Roger Federer from Switzerland. Quite an accomplishment for a 21-year old.

I used to be a decent tennis player until I tore my cartilage and had to have knee surgery. Now I baby it to a fault - if you hit the ball to me I'll return it, otherwise don't bother, I won't chase it ;-)

What's your game?

19 comments:

Sally said...

Don't mind a round on the tennis court, but these days my 13 year old son beats the pants off me - ball placement - he knows ol' mum can't quite get there! If he is humouring me he'll hit to my forehand and I can hit a winner down the line....that's all!

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TOG said...

What's your game? Staying upright!

Nikon said...

hmmm, walking across the street to get a cup of coffee :)

Olivier said...

fin de rolland garos, debut du tournoi de Naples. et les alligators, ils ramenent les balles ;o)


end of rolland garos, beginning of the tournament of Naples. and the alligators, they bring back the balls ;o)

Moi said...

lol @ Nikon's game :)
mine used to be Basketball in growing up years : that's when i wanted to grow as tall as i could and someone told moi, playing basketball will help add inches to my height.....but that was like ages ago ..now it's crossword/a round of scrabble ;)

Karola&Pamp said...

I used to be a tennis player as well. But later I chossed a football. More popular in Poland.
Anyway. We have more and more Tennis Courts here. But, unfortunately rent it, or go to tennis school is too expensive.
:(

Martin Stickland said...

Ha! Love the George Clooney joke in the blog below, very funny!

Peter said...

Florida is really the center for many present and future tennis champions!

Nice that you watched the Open French (Roland Garros). I have been there almost every year, but not this year.

Tried tennis when I was younger, but stayed on a very low level and had to change partners constantly (beginners if possible).

Right now, not doing any sports (shame on me), except walking and walking (no car any more)!

Santini said...

I do love my bicycle -- a passion I share with many members of my family. (My daughter and I rode around our local lake yesterday morning.) I also like crossword puzzles and sukoku, if they aren't too hard. Did you know that biking is good for your knees?

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice shot. My game died about a decade ago. I have not been able to play it since.

Baby raccoons. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
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Bergson said...

It does not make a little hot to play tennis ;It is not the time of the nap

I make jooging but seldom with heat

here there is not too much risk ;_)

Frank said...

My game is watching women's tennis and critiquing their form :-)
Do you know how many foreign tennis stars actually train - and live - in Florida? A lot, I don't mind though...Florida's "Cuteness Index" needs all the help it can get.

Kalyan said...

Tennis...a very beautifully captured shot!

ruth said...

Pictionary. :)

JAM said...

About as sporting as I get is to ride my bicycle; I've loved riding one from the first moment I had one with training wheels. Though, I have to say, that Florida, Palm Bay and Melbourne at least, aren't very bike friendly.

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Nikon game too here!!!

Kuanyin said...

I love tennis, but I don't like to play when it's too hot as it so often is on Maui. These days I prefer hiking and my treadmill with headphones.

Nathalie said...

Treadmill with headphones!
Arrgh! Shame on you Kuanyin. You live in such a beautiful place, why not walk outdoors? It's cheap, CO2 emissions-friendly and healthier.

Tennis? I'm just like Sally, my 14 year old is on the verge of beating me.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

That's my motto too: if the ball isn't coming to me, I'm not hitting it. People who are competitive HATE playing with me.