With the arrival of good weather in the UK my friends and I have had the opportunity to play more tennis. The courts are currently still free to use as Edinburgh Leisure remains closed so are not taking court bookings. The courts will remain free for the remainder of the month.
Revisiting sports that I used to play in high school brings back fond memories of my more athletic days. I was part of an after school tennis club which I really enjoyed. Picking up a tennis racket again after over 10 years brought back happy memories. Though it took us a while to get used to the sport again, it was satisfying when we started to get some good shots over the net. We definitely lost a ball or two by hitting them over the fences but have managed to make improvements in recent sessions. We found that we still have muscle memory of how our bodies should move while playing tennis, almost like an automated system got rebooted. Each time we played for 2 hours and found ourselves wanting to play again.
As the month draws to the end and rainy weather makes a comeback, our tennis days draw to a close. Thank God for a strange lock down time to revisit past experiences and create new ones!