Hi! My name is Lilly!
I'm excited to share some of my experiences from being on the pro tour and travelling around the world!
A little bit about myself... Tennis has been the only sport that I've ever watched on TV and enjoyed since I was a teenager! Who knew that I was not only going to get to watch a lot of matches, but also sweat, stress, celebrate and enjoy them!
In 2004 one of my friends introduced me to an amazing guy, who happened to be a professional tennis player, Michael Russell. We met during the Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston and we had instant chemistry. We got married a couple of years later.
Michael retired from playing professionally at the 2015 US Open and he is now a professional tennis coach on the ATP World Tour. Needless to say, I've been lucky to travel all around the world experiencing ATP tournaments and the four Grand Slams since I travel with him full time.
I love tennis as much as I love cute tennis stuff! At one of the tournaments I was at, there was this cute booth that sold so many of the things that I liked! I wanted to buy it all!! I was such a regular customer at the store, that I became friends with the owner, Jade. As our friendship grew we were able to see one another in a lot of different cities and at tournaments. Jade thought it would be fun for me to write this blog and share my tennis experiences as well as tips on restaurants, hotels, happy hours and tournaments!
Let's have some fun tennis friends!
- Lilly Russell