Daily Archives: September 6, 2012

She Says… Future Federer

Owen had his first unofficial tennis lesson while we were visiting my dad last weekend.

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You see, my dad adores tennis. He started teaching my siblings and I to play when we were Owen’s age, or even younger. We always joked that his life’s mission was to raise a tennis star.

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It didn’t work out that way for any of us, but maybe Owen will be the future Federer in the family.

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My Dad even still had the teeny tiny tennis racquet that I learned to play on. Just waiting for the grandkids.

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Owen’s tennis playing style mimics my own. A lot of silliness; a lot less contact with the ball.

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What he lacked in skill, he sure made up for with enthusiasm!

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You know, for the first 5 minutes. Until he got bored of everyone trying to get him to do something that he wasn’t quite good at yet. (I know that feeling well!).

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So then he became the ball boy. He was a GREAT ball boy. We even got to play a little while he ran around the court chasing balls.

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Check out my little tennis player in action! (The way he spread his feet and gets into position is my favorite part).

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*And a shout out to Allie for the title of this post. She is so confident in Owen’s tennis playing abilities that she reserved a couple seats in his private box when he gets famous.