On Monday Lil' Wingnut declared his intention of winning "Player of the Week". I told him he had to work really hard and behave if he wanted to win. I didn't have much hope for him as there at quite a few kids in his group and many of them work hard, are less silly, and are better players all around. Remarkably, Lil' Wingnut was on his best behavior all week. He was still his happy-go-lucky self, but more subdued and more serious about tennis. Like most of the country, we have been in a heat wave here. It was hot and humid all week and not the best tennis weather for little kids, but our lil' guy didn't complain a single time, nor did he use the oppressive heat as an excuse to not play hard. When award time came around, I actually had hope Lil' Wingnut might succeed in his quest. As soon as the coach announced his name, Lil' Wingnut came forward with an expression of complete pride and glee on his face. He could not have been prouder of his award and I could not have been prouder of the hard work and determination he exhibited in working toward his goal.
A proud Lil' Wingnut models his "Player of the Week" t-shirt.