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Tennis Attempt: Fail

Ok, so I finally got my act together and decided to take tennis lessons. This year has been suffocating with work, but I have a nice long stretch of relaxation ahead of me and wanted to start to get a bit active.

There is a tennis group that meets twice a week (you pay as you go and when you go) and I decided today to give it a shot. I went and it was canceled. The pro had a doctor’s appointment or something. In a way, it was a good thing because I didn’t have any tennis clothing. I was in my PJs. No seriously I was.

So, off I went to a local sports shop and saw that tennis SKIRTS are the norm. I was like… no, this can’t be right. I don’t wear skirts on a regular basis. I can’t be FORCED into wearing them for a lesson, can I?

The guy who was manning the department let me know it is what it is and women wear skirts while playing tennis. I drilled him like he was on trial trying to see if there was another way out. Sadly, there wasn’t.

Without another option, I bought one.

You might be saying – SO WHAT? It’s a skirt. Just wear it.

That’s not my style at ALL. But I am serious about getting in shape and want to make sure I do something fun and exciting. So, I caved.

Thursday is the next meet up. I will be there. In my skirt. And sneakers. Oh boy… 🙂

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. Skirts are THE thing for exercise these days, not just for tennis. Running skirts are increasingly popular, and of course, people wear them for golf all the time. Don’t be self-conscious! You’ll get used to it!

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