Our good friends, Keith and Nicole, bought a house last fall that came with a tennis court. The house was, I’m guessing, built in the 1950’s and the court was installed in 1978. Apparently in 1978 it wasn’t outrageously expensive to built a court. The owners at the time were really into tennis and decided that a court was just what they needed. A neighbor told Nicole that they had Saturday night parties where several couples played and then ate dinner together. Doesn’t that sound like fun?
The house and yard have been neglected for many years. Keith and Nicole plan to, one project at a time, return this property to its former glory. Their first big outdoor project was to have the tennis court resurfaced.
Here’s the court last November.
Here’s the court now:
Nicole invited three of us over last Sunday to practice for a match that we were to have Monday night. I played with Elsie and Nicole played with Gina. (Nicole and Keith bought this house from Gina. It’s a small world in my town.) We played two sets and had a blast. I hope that this is the first of many fun tennis evenings at Keith and Nicole’s house.
The practice worked like a charm. Nicole and Rachael (Gina was the alternate) defeated their opponents 6-0, 6-0. Elsie and I lost the first set, won the second set, and then won the tie-breaker 10-8 to take the match.
Nicole and Rachael are all smiles after their big victory!
Our team has three more matches this season. I play my last match today as I’ll be at the beach when the last two are played. I’m hoping to end the season with a win!