Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wimbledon 2008 is Almost Here

I've been working on the calendar today. One of these days I'm actually going to get it done - hopefully soon. Today I've been formatting and inserting the athletic schedule for the high school. Our school has your basic sports - football, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, track, soccer, etc. One sport our school doesn't have is tennis. The school in the next town, the one where the kids have to take finals in all their classes? They have tennis, or at least they have tennis courts out front, so I'm assuming they have tennis. We do have tennis courts in our local park, and the kids both took tennis in summer school, back when they were in elementary.

Jeffrey always enjoyed tennis, but he got frustrated pretty quickly the few times we went to the park to 'play tennis' - meaning, try to hit the ball back and forth over the net, never mind scoring. Yes, I'm hopeless. I wonder if practicing with the Wii will help me any? He took the kids to the park a few times to play after they'd had the class, but no one really stuck with it.

So, he may not get the opportunity to go out and play tennis very often, but he does watch tennis on television every once in a while, and always when the Wimbledon tournament is on. I have a hard time following the action even on TV, but he knows what's going on. I just cheer for whichever one of the Williams sisters is playing. Those girls are amazing, both of them. Venus won last year, as well as in 2000, 2001, and 2005. Her sister Serena won in 2002 and 2003. I wonder how they'll do this year.

Wimbledon 2008 is approaching fast. The tournament runs June 23 - July 6. Wimbledon tickets are still available, for those who can get to the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Those who don't have tickets can queue up overnight for seats. That sounds like an experience, doesn't it? We'll just have to watch the tournament on TV, follow it online, and maybe even become a Wimbledon fan on Facebook. The actual experience of being there will have to wait.