I am not much of a tennis player but my son is and while on holiday at La Manga, I decided to humor my son and played two games with him. After all, who else can he play against but his dad? His mum is all too busy at the spa anyway.
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The first tennis game I played was a disaster. It was not surprising since I have never been the sporty sort. The only sports I know are the less strenuous kind like running and swimming. I was never a fan of sports. My son’s love for sports actually surprised us, my wife and I, because she too isn’t sporty.
Anyway, after some much needed tutorial and practice, I got the hang of it. It really helped that the tennis was organised so well. Another great thing is the tennis academy. Truth be told, I was so horrified at my performance during that first game, I hired a tutor to help me practice. The staff would throw balls at me, which they would pick up later on. I spent three hours practicing until I got the hang of it. The next day, I practice again this time for an hour. The day before we were supposed to leave, I asked my son to play a game with me. He was reluctant because he trounced me a few days ago.
But now, I was prepared. I lost again but at least I put up a good fight unlike before. Then tutor who helped me with my game was of course there to watch the game. Some of the staff were also there. All of them were rooting for me.