Last weekend, Ian and I played beach tennis in Bali, badminton on safari and squash in Hawaii.
OK, so we had a little help from a review copy of Ubisoft's "Racquet Sports" for the Wii. It was still fun and a real thrill for the imagination.
In fact, we even got to try our hand -- literally -- at playing the game sans controllers, thanks to a USB camera that comes with select editions of the game. The camera plugs into the Wii console and sits on your TV.
"Racquet Sports," like most Wii offerings, is family-friendly and easy on the eyes. While players get a small workout lobbing, slicing and power serving, fun graphics also help them imagine they're playing on a Pacific island or inside a Manhattan loft.
The safari version could even be mistaken for "Survivor: Badminton," without the need to eat gross bugs or get dirty.
CC is totally fascinated, but she'll need a year or two to get the hang of it -- although Ian and I needed a few tries to get our hands to sync up with the racquets.
Can't imagine how insane we looked while flailing at the screen -- but it was so fun.
I'm giving away 1 copy of Ubisoft's "Racquet Sports" ($29.99) for the Wii (without the camera included).
To enter, leave a comment below with your email address telling me your favorite racquet sport. (Badminton, Tennis, Squash, Ping-Pong, etc.)
To get an extra entry, become a fan ("Like") L.A. Story on Facebook. Be sure to leave me a second comment, telling me you did that.
Good luck, and I'll announce the winner on Friday, July 30!
UPDATE, JULY 30: Congrats to Jon Weisman, who won the Ubisoft "Racquet Sports" game!