Tennis Lesson in a Sand Storm

Those of you who know me personally know my passion for tennis.  Cold, heat, sleet, even snow, has not kept me off the court. But today was a first. Gorana, my awesome tennis coach who is getting my game back in form, and I took to the court early this morning before the brunt on a major sand storm hit the city.  As you can see from the photos, sand was beginning to form on the court, which is a hard court by the way, not clay or sand. The balls, our clothes, our hair, everything was covered with a reddish coating of sand by the time we finished. But we had a great lesson. I guess all the years of hitting in the wind in Kansas City proved useful since I was striking the ball really well in the strong wind. If your are going to play tennis in Abu Dhabi, it’s not just the heat you must get use to!


It's easy to see where your shots land when the court has a thin coat of sand!
It’s easy to see where your shots land when the court has a thin coat of sand!


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