Caleb was so excited about this. He was pretty much counting down the days until he could play tennis. The first words out of his mouth when he woke up that morning were: "Today is wheelchair tennis day!"
I am so touched by these students who took the time to meet with Caleb.
We learned quickly that the racket was a bit too big and heavy for 7 year old hands.
He had to use 2 hands to swing.
Caleb did great. He must have swung that racket a hundred times.
Trying to bounce the ball on the racket.
Caleb had so much fun. I'm so thankful for the opportunity. On the way home, he told me that he had been nervous about playing tennis. At first I thought that was strange given how excited he was about playing. Then it occurred to me that he is a 7 year old who was meeting new people, at a new place, trying something new. Of course he was a bit nervous. I would be nervous too. I am so proud of him for rolling onto that court and working so hard even though he was nervous. There was a time when I don't think he would have had the confidence to do that.
Benjamin had fun too. He tried to climb the fence like a monkey. He's my little monkey.
Today I bought the boys their own tennis rackets. I figured Caleb needed a racket so he could continue to practice...and if Bubba is getting one, so is Benjamin :)