Ralston Valley Tennis hosts Lakewood

I returned to Ralston Valley to shoot another tennis match on Tuesday evening.  This was only my second outing shooting tennis at any level, but the response I got from my first outing against Dakota Ridge was so good, that I had to hit the tennis courts one more time…  Here are some of the resulting images.

September 25, 2012 : A Ralston Valley varsity tennis player serves in his match against Lakewood at Ralston Valley

It was a nice overcast afternoon, a little cool, but the rains held off allowing for 8 games to start while I was there.  I shot these with my Canon 7D and Sigma 120-300 2.8.

September 25, 2012 : A Ralston Valley varsity tennis player returns a volley in his match against Lakewood at Ralston Valley

The Lakewood Tigers orange shirts made for a nice punch of color, and once again I had great access to the courts.

September 25, 2012 : A Lakewood varsity tennis player hits the ball in his match against Ralston Valley at Ralston Valley

Something I was watching for more than ball on racket, or ball in frame was hair.  Like the shot bellow, I really liked the way his hair was moving as he jumped around the court after the tennis ball, it adds something to the shot to me…

September 25, 2012 : A Ralston Valley varsity tennis player returns a serve in his match against Lakewood at Ralston Valley

Facial expressions was something else I was more focused on this time around too…

September 25, 2012 : A Lakewood varsity tennis player hits the ball in his match against Ralston Valley at Ralston Valley

Some of the doubles matches were hard to shoot because of the faster pace.  I was able to get a great close up of this Ralston Valley player who was playing the net in his doubles match.

September 25, 2012 : A Ralston Valley varsity tennis player returns a volley in his doubles match against Lakewood at Ralston Valley

When the second games started, it was a little goofy.  One RV player was in pajama pants, and one had dark Rayban sunglasses on.  Made for some interesting shots…

September 25, 2012 : A Ralston Valley varsity tennis player returns a volley in his doubles match against Lakewood at Ralston Valley

Near the end of my shoot, the sun broke out for a minute giving some great golden light.  Worked great with this player in his doubles match.

September 25, 2012 : A Ralston Valley varsity tennis player returns a volley in his doubles match against Lakewood at Ralston Valley

More photos from this match can be viewed and purchased at MaxPreps.com

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