Hubby captained his first tennis league (a 9.5 combo team), and they made it to sectionals (which is the finals of USTA combo tennis)! To celebrate, a reprise of the giant tennis banner from 2018 was in order.
This time I had more names and an extra line of text to fit onto the 2’x3′-ish block of felt. Oh, and I was crunched for time because I left it to the last minute – the day of the team’s celebration dinner! I woke up super early to work on this special request.
I started by creating the base and attaching a 3′ dowel. After cutting letters (and then recutting some because I didn’t spend enough time measuring and calculating out space like last time), Hubby did a final spell check. Then I glued and attached the rope with finishing knots. I won’t say it’s my best work, but it’s still a showstopper. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of making these giant banners.
And check it out – it fit perfectly at the head of the table at dinner. And there conveniently was a hook to hang it! I also scattered some SPP and Fight! pennants at each place setting as party favors. The team enjoyed the swag and decor.
Congratulations to the 2022 9.5 Combo East Bay Champions!
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