What I Bought on Amazon | Tennis Edition


I need to start by saying that I am TERRIBLE at tennis. I did not take lessons as a kid so aside from the baseline gym class instruction, I had no formal tennis training until I went to college. At Elon, I opted into taking tennis as an "add on" course for extra credits simply because it felt like a missed opportunity not to. I bought a tennis skirt and everything.

The Jimmy Powell tennis courts at Elon look like they belong at a country club and I thought it would be a great way to get some exercise! Unfortunately, nothing stuck. I really need another full lesson in the rules, etc. because it all went in one ear and out the other.

Even this past year, when I was lucky enough to go to the US Open (evidence below), I really struggled to follow along. I was lucky to have a friend there who was able to explain to me what was going on. But again, not much stuck! TBH, I felt guilty for how good the seats were because of my lack of understanding!

With all this time to enjoy outdoor exercising, I am on a mission to pick it back up! I still had my racket from Elon but I needed another so that I can play with someone else. I opted for one similar to the same one I had (inexpensive). I also needed to replace the overgrip on the racket I had at Elon - the tape had gotten pretty mangled. YouTube will teach you everything you need to know! Finally, I got some fresh tennis balls - the ones I had scrounged up from the garage weren't cutting it. 

Here's to improving and getting some exercise in if nothing else!

Links to my purchases:

1. Gamma Supreme Overgrip // $5.99

2. HEAD Ti. Conquest Tennis Racket // $25.45

3. Penn Championship Tennis Balls // $11.08

Prices have varied on Amazon - the above is what I paid! 

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