Namine loves trying new things. When we asked her if she’d like to try playing tennis, she was all for it. A little unsure of what to expect — but I wouldn’t say nervous — but perfectly willing to try.
The coaches leading the class were a couple of now-retired world-class players. They’ve been teaching wheelchair tennis, if I recall correctly, for over 20 years now. There were quite a few returning players, and one new player: Namine herself.
For the majority of the hour-long practice session, they split off into groups. Each participant or two had an instructor to work with; since it was Namine’s first time, she had an instructor all to herself. He started off having her hit a ball into the wall, and then they moved to hitting over a small net, so she could get used to aiming over a certain height.
Practice was over much too soon, as far as Namine was concerned. She clearly enjoyed herself, and she said she couldn’t wait until next week.