This year is our 17th wedding anniversary. What on earth has that got to do with Tennis I hear you ask. Well 17 years ago was the last time that we played tennis. It was on our honeymoon in Zante in the hot August heat and all the locals thought we were crazy to be playing tennis when it was just so hot.
I remember that particular year of our wedding well. In the run up to our wedding everyone was 'weather watching' in the hope of sunshine for Wimbledon. Whereas I was watching the weather because I wanted a sunny wedding day (ended up with sunshine and HAIL but hey-ho it made it memorable).
Upon returning to the UK we vowed that we'd make tennis a part of our lives again. We'd played on and off through our university years as they had fabulous sports facilities and brilliant tennis courts there.
Where we are living now we have some fantastic tennis courts in our local park and plenty of other tennis facilities as part of various local health clubs.
How hard would it be to pop to the park after work in the summer months for a spot of tennis?
But somehow there was always an excuse. Something that took priority. At first it was work commitments - having to work late or getting stuck on the commute home. Then the kids came along, 1,2,3 and before we knew it, 17 years had flown by and we still hadn't played tennis!!!
|All set for a game of tennis a whopping 17 years ago!|
|The last time we played tennis was on our honeymoon|
These are free tennis sessions running across the country and you can find out where your nearest one is here.
It was really straightforward to book and there was something for everyone - We even found family sessions that Miss T can join in with even though she's only 4 years old. Rackets and balls are provided and there are sessions to suit various ages and abilities.
We are really looking forward to it and I just know the kids will enjoy it too. This time we're determined to stick with our tennis resolution and not leave it another 17 years before playing again!
I’m working with the Lawn Tennis Association on their #GBTW campaign. Sign up for your FREE tennis activity here. There are sessions running across the country on Saturday 16th July and Sunday 17th July 2016.