Kevin was so sweet to his fans. He stopped on his way into the court to take pictures and to sign autographs. Funny thing happened to me when he came by me I didn't have a pen or anything for him to sign. I saw this gentleman with a sharpie and asked if I could borrow it but I didn't wait for him to say yes, I pretty much snatched it from his hand. "Sorry". I then gave Kevin the sharpie and my phone case to sign and he said "oh boy, you want me to sign this"? I said "yes please" of course. He smiled, signed it and I was also able to take a picture with him. I never thought I would ever meet a celebrity before let alone one of my favorite, Kevin McKidd. I thought "this is going to be a great day". Lol.
Let me say that not only is Kevin a great actor, singer and plays the guitar, he is a pretty good tennis player. The players wore mikes so while on court whatever they said we were able to here them. Kevin was so funny when he missed the ball he would apologize to Chris his partner or would say "aww come on" or "aww man" but overall he played a great game. I kept saying to my husband that he looked like he was dancing around the court. He would bounce around a lot. Lol. Kevin played great, he had a strong hard serve and volleyed very well. He showed good team work and great sportsmanship. I liked that he got so excited when he and his partner did good and he would high five her.
But, before the games started it had rained, when it stopped the players went out to dry the court. It was awesome to see how Kevin not only got busy with a broom to brush away the water but get down on his hands and knees to dry it up with a towel. After the games were over as I was about to leave I happened to look over at a side court and saw Kevin with one of the other players getting a private lesson. Well, I thought that would be my chance to chat with him after his lesson. I asked Kevin if I could take another picture with him he said "sure, I'm all sweaty though", but I didn't mine that at all. :) Well I had this big goofy smile on my face but as I was standing their posing with Kevin I wanted to ask him so many questions but nothing came out of my mouth. I think at that point I was really in shock. Someone came up to him to have Kevin sign a bunch of his pictures and one of the pictures was of Kevin dressed in his Rome costume as Lucius Vorenus. I said "oh man" I'm watching that show right now he said "oh yeah, thanks". At that point I really had to leave before I did something silly.
All and all it was an amazing and wonderful experience to watch Kevin play tennis and to meet him. Not only is he super handsome his Scottish accent is awesome and he is very kind to his fans. I want to thank Chris Evert for this event and a special thank you to Kevin McKidd for an unbelievably wonderful and memorable day.
As Owen Hunt would say..."take care now". ;)
By Betty Capote