I love tennis! I am a recreational and league player...I have been playing competitive tennis for 22 years. I have spent thousands of dollars on racquets, shoes, clothes and lessons. Am I getting any better? Heck no! I think I'm getting worse! LOL!!! But I love the sport so much I keep plugging away. Right now during the summer I am on 2 tennis teams and actually have a match tonight. Win or lose there will be another match just around the corner.
Here is a picture of my tennis team. I love these ladies!
I am amazed by professional tennis. Such a different sport. For one thing the athletes playing singles are out there by themselves. No coaching (in most situations) during a professional match (although they have introduced coaching between sets during some of the women's tournaments). But mostly the player is out there alone and has to figure everything out themselves. I play doubles now so I always have a partner out there who tells me "Move, Susan!", "Pick up your feet, Susan!", "Focus, Susan", "Stop sticking your butt out, Susan!". LOL! Not really...we are all pretty supportive of each other and know that we are all trying our best. Some days ya gots it and some days ya just don't. Let's hope today I do!
Anyway...to Wimbledon. My favorite player on the men's side..Rafael Nadal of Spain is out.
He just won the French Open and so maybe was out of gas a bit. I'm sad.... The defending champion, Andy Murray is out, too. But two champions... Federer and Djokovich are still in. So we will see if one makes it to being the one to hold the trophy. The woman's side has become interesting. The great American, Serena Williams is out, but our neighbor Eugenie Bouchard from Canada is playing her semifinal match now and has a very good chance to win the tournament. We will see.....The women's final is Friday.
OK, you can tell I love it and follow it. Don't ask me to discuss much of anything about the World Cup. I try to like soccer but it just doesn't happen. LOL!
OK, enough of tennis (for now!).
My other love is paper crafting, of course and here is a card
I made recently with elements from a Simon Says Stamp kit I had on
hand. I stamped with Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts ink. The yellow
flower is actually a leaf stamp that I stamped several times and then
cut out to make the flower. And yes, it was NOT my idea...I stole it. LOL!
and simple...and mostly flat except for the enamel dot on the yellow
flower. I also used my Wink of Stella clear pen to go over the flowers
to give it a little extra sheen.
That's it for today....Bouchard and Halep are still in the first set and even at 4-all.
Happy Crafting, Keep Creating and yay, TENNIS!