Because so much of my time goes to my family, I try to find hobbies that everyone can enjoy together. About three years ago I learned how to play tennis. It was great because I was able to win when I played against my kids. Last summer my ten-year-old daughter beat me. I have not played a singles match with her since. Instead the family plays doubles. The only person who wants me as a partner is my husband.
I do have another hobby that does not include my kids. I love to sew. I took a workshop last summer to improve my heirloom sewing. The workshop gave me a great opportunity to utilize all the equipment as well as develop new techniques.
See Tennis Camp for children
See CSRA tennis web page
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