Our little Theodore discovered tennis in the summer of 2010. The principles of fair play, friendly competition and graceful technique were ingrained in the young lad by a handful of Metuchen teenager tennis phenoms. The boys did a great job of showing up on time and making all the children feel comfortable.
Tennis lessons, which ran for two weeks from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., served as a very nice bonding experience for Theo and his dad. Every morning, the two would ride their bikes together through the shortcuts of old Metuchen and arrive at the park right on time. We'd hang out for a couple of minutes until a teenager would silently wave Theo inside the fence.
Dad would watch for a few minutes of basic instruction, then ride off to work, knowing that Miss Margie and her rolling day care would soon arrive to escort Theo home. It was a nice way to start the day.