Jared has been playing on a tennis league in Idaho Falls this summer. His team has done really well, they qualified to go to "state" and represent Idaho Falls. That was while we were in Washington. They won state which qualified them to play in the sectional tournament. There were teams from Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado. The sectional tournament was held in Salt Lake last weekend. It is played in a Round Robin format, and the winner goes to nationals. It was a very good tournament and Nevada, Utah and Idaho were basically tied at the end, each one having only lost one match. When it got down to brass tacks, Nevada ended up winning because they had lost less sets in their five matches. It was fun to watch tennis on that level. We stayed at a Residence Inn, in downtown Salt Lake. Brian, Celia and Maden came down to watch, too. Randy, Julie and Tanner were able to come and watch the Saturday morning match, it was fun to see them, but silly me didn't get a picture of them!
This match was played at the Salt Lake Swim and Tennis club, it was a very nice facility. Some of the matches were played at Liberty Park, which was also very nice.
Here's Celia watching Maden crawl around on the grass outside the courts, it was on a hill so he could go really fast down the hill, but was a little slower coming up.
Playing with Maden after a match.
Blake has started playing in another league this fall. It is a mixed doubles league, he is playing with a someone he had never met, but he is enjoying the playing time.
Brian, Celia and Maden came to watch Blake play. This is how Maden watches, by crawling away! He's like the energizer bunny, he just keeps going and going....