Nathanael learned a game in PE earlier this year called Pickleball. Believe it or not, this is a 'real' sport. (Although I guess that depends on how you define 'real!') It's a combination of badmitton (the court size), tennis (the way it's played) and ping-pong (the paddles/ball).
Anyway, there was a round-robin format tournament at school this weekend - a fundraiser for a couple of upcoming sports team trips. It was fun because most people playing had little experience with the game. Nathanael played singles on Friday.
He did great - placing second and beating out kids in 6th-8th grades. He lost his first two games and then won four in a row. He has even more stamina than a normal 11 year old. He never got tired.
The rest of the family came to watch...and hang out!
Elijah found a "car" to ride (of course).
Saturday was doubles day. So, we entered as a Father-Son team. There were several other parent-child teams. David first saw pickleball paddles and balls on Friday.
A little video of the game. It can be a lot more active than this segment was...and a lot more exercise!