Wintergreen Tennis Weekend

Wintergreen Tennis Weekend

We spent a fabulous weekend at nearby Wintergreen Resort with a group of friends participating in a tennis academy.  We all play together and our spring USTA season just started, so it was a perfect time to work on our tennis skills while also enjoying a relaxing weekend away from home.

Five of us shared a condo that overlooked the tennis facility.  The mountain top is still without leaves.

View of Wintergreen Indoor Courts from our Condo

 

We hoped to play outside on clay but late April snows delayed opening the courts.  The lines were down when we left, so I would imagine that the outdoor courts will be in use very soon.

Devils Knob Outdoor Courts

 

The indoor facility has three very nice courts.

Indoor Courts at Wintergreen

 

The instruction at Wintergreen is outstanding.  We reviewed a lot of strategy and also worked on specific skills.

Playing Inside at Wintergreen

 

Jonathan worked with me on singles quite a bit which I appreciated because the instruction is usually geared toward doubles play.

Johnathan at Wintergreen

 

We have the nicest friends.  Mr. SP and Cole are frequent partners.

Dave and Cole at Wintergreen

 

Mr. SP also enjoys playing with Patrick.

Dave and Patrick

 

The pro shop has a great selection of clothing.  Tennis academy participants get 30% off, so we all took advantage and came home with a few new things.

Shopping at Wintergreen

 

Our condo was really comfortable and we enjoyed relaxing in between tennis sessions.  New tape on our racket handles was a clinic necessity.

Dave Restringing Rackets

 

The wreath outside our condo door was home to a mama bird and her babies.  We enjoyed watching them from a distance all weekend.

Baby Birds

 

A bat remained on the ceiling in the hallway by our condo all weekend.  Some of us weren’t so thrilled with him.  (Not me, I think bats are kind of cute.)

Bat

 

Friday night we enjoyed dinner at The Edge and Saturday night the girls did massages and facials while the boys went to Devil’s Backbone for beer and dinner.

Friday Night Dinner at The Edge

 

I noticed a few pallets by the courts and the pros were kind enough to let me have one of them.  Mr. SP and I have a project in mind for this pallet and hope to make something with it next weekend.

Pallet

 

A highlight of my weekend was bumping into my friend Elizabeth at Mac’s Market on 151 in Nelson County.  Elizabeth and I were great friends in high school and have lost touch over the years.  I am hoping that we’ll see each other again very soon.

Me and Elizabeth

 

Sherman spent the weekend with his grandpa and gleefully greeted us when we arrived home.

Sherman Greets Dave

 

He was a good little boy while we were gone.  Having a dog makes travel not so easy and we are lucky that Rich is around to take good care of Sherman.

Sherman Greets Me

Did you notice my Orchid Cactus?  It’s in full bloom and is glorious. This was my grandmother’s plant and I look forward to it blooming each spring.

Orchid Cactus

 

How was your weekend?

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