June 21, 2012

Sports Festival

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The inaugural Sarasota Sports Festival was held this past weekend in Payne Park in downtown Sarasota in conjunction with the opening of a new circus themed playground. What an event! Besides all the activity on the playground, a myriad of sporting events took place simultaneously including tennis, skateboarding, BMX and Strider biking, disc golf and exercise classes. This is a shot of 6-year-old Hayley playing Teddy Tennis, a program designed for kids ages 3-6, which teaches tennis skills through the use of teddy bears, pictures and music. (To learn more about Teddy Tennis check out this short video.)  The festival was so popular most likely it will return next year....maybe with even more sporting events.

7 comments:

We are: clamco said...

What a fun shot! The expression on her face, the colorful balls captured in mid air, her hands wide open, it's great! Your camera is amazing. The balls look like they are floating in mid air...they almost look 3D on my computer!

Kathy said...

What a fun shot! It makes me smile.

Jack said...

A cute shot, SRQ. She has a fun expression, and the balls add some color and interest.

Ernie said...

That's a great capture, with all the balls floating in air, no motion blur! Nice work!

Clueless in Boston said...

She looks a little overwhelmed (and enjoying it) with all those balls in the air. Great shot.

Ali Crehan said...

Teddy tennis! It sounds like fun. It certainly looks like she is having fun!

Lowell said...

Terrific action photo! We can see the frustration on her face as all those balls get away from her.

And I can't blame her. I've tried to juggle more than three balls and ended up with one hand tied behind my head and my north end facing south!