Veteran’s Park in Ripon has tennis courts!!

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Veteran's Park in Ripon has tennis courts!!veterans park sign

I'm not a tennis player but I got some funny idea in my head that my son & I should do something together (just him & I) during this Easter Break.  Since my hubby was out bonding with our older son at the Ripon Fire Academy.

First Noah & I had to assess what tools we had to accomplish playing tennis together.  We found only 1 tennis racket (super old).  It was my mom's that Noah had managed to obtain from his Grandma at one of her garage sales last year.  We had slobbered on tennis balls that the dogs had loved on (that just wouldn't do).

tennis court rules at veterans park

Off to Target we went.  They actually have tennis rackets for different age groups.  Funny, who invented that one?  We bought the 9 & over one (I fell for it).  We also got two 3 packs of tennis balls, one set actually said (for practice).

We couldn't go hungry, so I stopped at Panda Express to fill our bellies.  While we were eating, we started talking about what we knew about tennis.  Noah claimed he has experience in tennis (Wii...that is).  We looked up on my smart phone how the scoring goes in tennis (15, 20, 30, must win by 2 points & what love means in tennis).

We get to the tennis courts (4 courts to choose from...all empty).  We never even get to the scoring bit.  Our goal became how many times could we volley the ball back n forth.  It didn't matter how many times it bounced or even if it rolled, basically "movement of the ball" was just fine with us.  28 was the most we made it.  He even let me take his picture (that's rare nowadays).

Noah on the tennis court after we played

Note:  bathrooms in the outfield are open even when no one is playing ball.  (good stuff to know)


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Comments (8)

Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...

What a great way to spend time with your son! I hope to hit up a tennis court this summer.

May 02, 2011 05:38 PM
Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

Thank you Lindsey, we had a blast :) 

May 02, 2011 06:07 PM
Peggy Chirico
Prudential CT Realty - Manchester, CT
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate

Tennis is a fun game and a great way to stay in shape! It sounds like you and your son have lots of great tennis times in your future!

May 03, 2011 01:08 AM
Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

Peggy... Maybe, but definitely silly memories :)  hope you are doing great with the challenge :)

May 03, 2011 02:43 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Love this informal tour, enjoy your day, and we wish you continued success. A

May 03, 2011 07:08 AM
Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

Alexandra... It was a fun way to show that the park has tennis courts :) 

May 03, 2011 12:21 PM
Maggie McFarland
RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland - Pearland, TX
Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas

Cute! Sounds like you  guys had a great time. Love making memories like this with my boy too!

May 03, 2011 03:05 PM
Christina ONeal
At Home Real Estate Group - Ripon, CA
Realtor - Ripon California

Thank you Maggie :)  it was pretty cool, I do love making fun memories :)

May 03, 2011 05:53 PM