Tennis for a Cause

I don’t usually post on Tuesdays, but I had to pass along this terrific opportunity to participate in tennis while supporting a worthy organization.

On Sunday, June 10 from 10-3, the girls’ tennis team from Newton South High School will host a fundraising event for Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center in Boston. Founded in 1961, Sportsmen’s offers tennis programs and academic support to Boston-area kids.

Try a tennis clinic, demo a new racquet, or take part in competitive match play. All ages and abilities welcome, so if you’re thinking of taking up tennis–or getting your kids involved in the sport–don’t miss this chance to test it out!

100% of the proceeds from this event will help fund Sportsmen’s programs.

For more information and to register, go to Sportsmenstennis.org.

Tennis as Refuge

Picture this: You’re having a terrible week. Your kid’s failing algebra, your assistant at work quit, and your sister just announced she’s coming for the weekend, along with her three obnoxious children. You arrive at the tennis courts, frazzled and unfocused, certain you’ll play horribly. Ninety minutes later you walk off the courts and you realize you haven’t thought about your problems the whole time. Your mind’s refreshed and your troubles seem just a little bit more manageable.

I’m guessing you can relate to this experience, that temporary transcendence that comes from immersing yourself in a passion. It’s not unique to tennis, I’m sure, but tennis is where I’ve found it most reliably. Continue reading “Tennis as Refuge”

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