Hallie and Hunter have been working through tennis tryouts for the last two weeks and its exhausting – emotionally and physically.

Hallie was far more confident with her position heading into tryouts but Hunter felt like he was fighting for a spot on the JV team as a freshman. Today they had a preseason scrimmage: Hallie’s squad played two different schools in doubles whereas Hunter’s squad played one school in both singles and doubles. They were both so happy with their results.

I got this text from Hunter after his match.

I feel like that kid always needs new tennis shoes. We ordered 3 different pairs tonight and hope to find one a little more durable than they pairs we’ve purchased in the past. I can’t keep up with him.

Next week the season officially starts and I can’t wait – I’m ready for afternoon tennis matches.