I started taking tennis lessons in June, and I am hooked. For most of my teens through my early-30s, my primary sport hobbies were snowboarding, skateboarding, and some occasional surfing (I was also a competitive swimmer from age 7 -18). I moved to Colorado after college so I'd be able to snowboard all the time, and the last few years I lived there, I actually enjoyed cross country skiing more than the board sports. I moved back to the east coast in 2013 and have been struggling to find a sport to pursue that I really enjoy, but I think Tennis could be it. My last lesson in this current series is tonight, and I've already signed up for lessons again starting in September. Its a small class with 4 students, and half the time there are only two of us, so I feel like I'm getting a lot out of it. I actually missed close to half of the classes due to vacations an unexpected surgery in July. I expect I'll probably miss a bunch this fall as well, as my wife and I are expecting the birth of our first child in about a month and a half. Even so, the times I'm able to make it to the lessons, I really enjoy myself. One of the biggest challenges for me is that tennis isn't a solo pursuit, and I need to meet others who also play so I can keep practicing. I'm hoping I'll progress to the point where I can join a league, and meet others to play with through the lessons in the meantime. There are also several courts with walls where I live, and I practiced against one of those for the first time on Sunday. Any other tennis players on OF? Any tips for someone who is new to the sport? I'm taking level 1 lessons again this fall, and am hoping I'll be ready for level 2 by the spring.