A few years ago, Mel and I bought tennis rackets and had every intention of making tennis a regular part of our summer workouts, but then Mel hurt his knee and the intensive lateral movement in tennis was too much for him. We had to set it aside for a while.

Well now, a year and a half after knee surgery, Mel is pretty much 100% and today we grabbed the bikes and took a ride over to a nearby tennis court to give it a whirl.

I'm happy to report that his skills hadn't deteriorated since the last time we went out and, while it's taking a bit of getting used to, Mel's tennis skills are coming along just fine. We should be able to have a few games over the next few weeks if we can keep up the practice on a regular basis.

I love summer. The gym is great, but it's so nice to work out in the fresh air!

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  1. Oh Id love to play….Johnny is just too good for me and I don't really have anyone I can play with just for fun…..maybe when Im home over the summer we could grab a game?

  2. Yay… that sounds like fun!

  3. Lex says:

    "his skills hadn't deteriorated"… but you mention nothing of your own skills. What should we read into that?

  4. Lex says:

    Mine, BTW, have vanished like the snow!

  5. Hmmm, I was never that great to begin with, but I don't think they've gotten any worse over the past few years. My serve is gone altogether, but I'll practice that. I haven't started lobbing balls or anything. I'm keeping it pretty low over the net. For me it was more a matter of remembering the rules to teach Mel how to play a game. I think I better scour the web for a refresher. It's been a while since I've played or watched an actual game.

  6. Lex says:

    I was never all that good, but I loved it! Practiced volleys against the side of our apartment building for hours (which I'm sure impressed the hell out of the neighbours). But I picked up a racket a couple of years ago and found I couldn't even consistently get it over the net, let alone serve. Sad state of affairs.

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