Brady was invited (for the second year) to a two week pre-season tennis practice/camp with the high school girls team across town. The last two weeks of his summer were spent from 9am-Noon at the courts. Of course you know he loved every minute he was there. He picked up balls, helped with drills, ran the track with the girls, played lots of matches, and filled in wherever needed. This year we're really excited because Eric is the assistant coach. This past spring, Eric became certified in all of the U.S.T.A. coaches training classes. Brady and are really proud of him. Eric figured since he is at the court everyday working with Brady anyway....he might as well make it official! Hopefully coaching will help pay for some of the costs that we try to keep up with while Brady is playing tennis.
This picture makes me laugh. The girls all make a big fuss over Brady...they argue who's team he will be on. I'm sure Brady just eats it all up. These two girls, Mikki and Shannon are juniors. Brady met them at the court many evenings this summer. See how embarrassed he is in that last picture?!
Brady asked if we could give the girls something on the last day of camp. It was kind of a last minute thing...so we decided to give the girls hand sanitizer for their tennis bags. Brady and Eric helped me peel off the labels. We used Goo Gone...I highly recommend it! The tennis balls were the only tennis stickers I could find. The bottles were pretty plain looking, so I added some ribbon. This is such a simple little gift that could be done for any sport. Brady was thrilled to give them to the girls...and I couldn't believe how excited the girls were to get them.
The girls won their first match on Monday and after school today we'll be cheering them on in their second match. We're in charge of bringing a treat...so I made these this afternoon: