OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - I had a great workout April 26 playing tennis at Midtown Athletic Club in Overland Park, Kansas. They have a program that makes learning how to play tennis fun for beginners. It's called "Tennis in No Time!"
Instructors start you off with several different drills that help you learn how to hold the racket and how to hit the ball. I loved it because there was a variety of people and because the instructors were very patient with everybody, not just me.
After quite a few misses and chasing balls that hit the net, I actually had a decent rally with one of the tennis pros! It felt great getting the ball over the net and in bounds. I really do want to go back to this one.
I don't know why, but when the ball would come my way, I would scream and then try to hit it! I was screaming and people were laughing and I was sweating and it was really a lot of fun!
The "Tennis in No Time" classes begin May 2 and May 30. The cost is $115 for three weeks. For more information visit
Midtown Athletic Club.