By Henry Wool
Grade 7, Edmunds Middle School
My favorite place is the tennis court. Everything about it gives me a joyful sensation.
Running, my shoes squeaking and skittering as I run to hit the ball. Pop! The ball striking off my racquet, the strands of the ball now stuck to it.
Playing the point, trying to execute every shot and place the ball in the corners; then the happiness - being satisfied with myself or if not, trying to pick out the things I did wrong and correct them.
The game of tennis gives me happiness, pleasure and joy. I feel the sun beaming on my face, the ball bouncing; I am alive and free.
~~ Burlington Free Press – October 5, 2013