Guess what…

I AM GOING TO THE US OPEN!  Not golf…tennis.  And I can’t wait.

Every since I started taking tennis lessons through the recreation department when I was a kid, I have had this weird obsession with tennis.  I’m not very good (read: not good at all) and I don’t get to play that often, but I have been known to eat strawberries and cream during a certain fortnight in July…it’s the only way to watch Breakfast at Wimbledon.

I was lucky enough to go to Wimbledon in 2004 and even though it rained and I didn’t see a lick of tennis, I still couldn’t believe how cool it was.  Now that I’ve got an Open ticket, I’m one step closer to crossing an item off of my bucket list: seeing every Grand Slam tournament.

We’re row six million in Arthur Ashe Stadium, so I probably won’t be able to tell Rafael Nadal from the Williams sisters, but I’ll feel the electricity.  And I’ll be there with my two favorite ladies: my mom and my aunt!  Both excellent tennis players in their own right, I’m just hoping I’ll pick up some quick tips so that they don’t kick my ass next time we play.

And now, I leave you with this totally unrelated photo…Rory McIlroy imitating Rocky at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

rory
Courtesy of me and my Rory stalking skills.

 

What sport are you weirdly obsessed with?  Do you ever play tennis?

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