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Weddings, Weather and Wimbledon - A resolution that's taken 17 years to happen!



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
This year we decided that this was the year to put off making excuses and just get on with it. As soon as we saw that The Great British Tennis Weekend was happening on Saturday 16th July and Sunday 17th July we booked straight away.

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.


20 comments:

  1. It's lovely that you played tennis on your honeymoon and now are rediscovering it together and also sharing it with your daughter! I hope you re-kindle your love of the game at #GBTW!

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    1. thanks Nadine. We are really looking forward to it and hoping that it will become a regular part of our lives. x

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  2. It sounds like the perfect reason to take up tennis again. And that you are able to share it with your family. I hope you have a great time :) x

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  3. Might take a look as rackets are included. I don't think I've played since school. Son1 enjoyed a tennis taster yesterday

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    1. My kids have done the odd bit at school but it is me and richard who have to hang our heads in shame for not having played for soooo long! x

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  4. Congrats on 17 years marriage :D We played tennis together a few weeks ago for the first time ever - things got a little competitive!

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    1. thanks Samantha. It's amazing how competitive we can get sometimes - with us it is when we play scrabble - i just HAVE to win! x

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  5. I don't think I've ever played my husband at tennis - maybe I should challenge him.

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  6. Hope you have fun and good weather, or at least no hail! :) #GBTW

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    1. I am really hoping for good weather! x

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  7. Ah that is lovely - 17 years later! I don't think I have ever played with Mr F so this will be a first for us! x

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  8. Aww how lovely that you played tennis on your honeymoon. Wow 17 years! Congrats for that. We only have 8 years so we need another 9 years to catch you! LOL I have all my memories from Peru (I'm originally from there) so I haven't really played with my husband. To be honest I don't even know if he does play! LOL We have booked our family session for the 24th so I will find out! ;-) #GBTW

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    1. Hope you have a lovely time. I was so pleased to see those family sessions as it is great for everyone to be able to get involved. x

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  9. I love playing tennis on holiday, I admit that it is the only time that I actually play it too. At home life just gets in the way, however we are booked for a free session at the weekend xx

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    1. It is great to hear that so many people have booked in for a session. We are really looking forward to ours. x

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  10. Ahhh how lovely! What a great memory. I know what you mean about there always being an excuse, at least family getting in the way is a good excuse! x #GBTW

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