10 on 10 MARCH | The Journey of 10,000 Tennis Balls | Los Angeles Photographer

MARCH 10th, 1 story told in 10 captures.
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These ladies never disappoint!   Head to Leilani’s amazing blog next.


It’s tennis season for high school boys.

But let me back up a bit.  3 years ago I began plucking away at my “learn to play tennis”
item on my bucket list.     Fairly soon after I began my journey with the sport, I signed my  kids up in
classes through the city athletics program.  They were not immediately in love like I was, but they enjoyed it.

SNP_3rdMatch_188_WEBfilmyCut to last spring, my then 14 year old son and 11 year old daughter took a free semi-private lesson at a local tennis club.
My son was not naturally talented at tennis, but enjoyed it enough, and high school was rolling towards him the next year.   I coaxed him to
begin weekly lessons last July.  And he began to show some talent!  AND LOVE FOR THE GAME!  Next up, high school tennis tryouts in October.
And he MADE the team!  Ahhh, proud mama, but an even happier mama that he was getting good enough to beat me.

SNP_3rdMatch_008_WEBfilmy SNP_3rdMatch_024_WEBfilmyCut to two weeks ago…..his FIRST tennis match ever!  Anxious mama.   And he did so well!!  Calm and cool and collected, and having fun.  That’s the best
part of it all, besides the part where he actually has a huge passion for the sport now.  Elated mama; I will ALWAYS have someone to play tennis with. 🙂

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His journey of 10,000 balls began last year.  This post chronicles his 3rd match ever, along with some of his teammates.
Journey on Rook!

Now head on over to Leilani’s blog and see what she captured this month.  🙂

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  • March 10, 2016 - 4:56 pm

    Stephanie Gough - Always so fun to see our children develop their own passions. I’m so glad you are able to share that with him. xo Love that fist bump!ReplyCancel

    • March 10, 2016 - 10:07 pm

      photogjenn@me.com - It’s so much fun. And infuriating!ReplyCancel

  • March 10, 2016 - 5:02 pm

    Staci Lee - I have always wanted to take tennis lessons! What fun!ReplyCancel

  • March 10, 2016 - 6:42 pm

    kim thompson steel - I absolutely love this – the evolution of the story and your son (and you) into the love of a game you share. Lovely photos.ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2016 - 2:41 am

    Larry Hoke - Wow…saying I’m proud of you and your work (and the Birds too) seems totally inadequate. Little did I know the camera I gave you all those years ago was the seed for your beautiful talent and caring view on life. The beautiful and talented grandchildren are an added bonus. :). You are a strong, talented and beaitiful person. Stay strong and follow your heart. I love you always. Dad.ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2016 - 6:08 am

    Maite Pons - This series is so California! Love!!ReplyCancel

  • March 12, 2016 - 12:50 pm

    Leilani - Great set of images – the last one is my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • March 12, 2016 - 8:27 pm

    Meg - Oh my, I love this set (see what I did there?) Such a great story. I love the serve shot but really, all of them are fantastic.ReplyCancel

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