Exercise Regimen (2006-10-21)
He only bought one racket because we thought we could take turns
practice playing it against the designated tennis wall built by the
local government. It is the only free way we can play tennis in
our neighborhood, all other courts are rented out for a fee.
We got to the court early on one Saturday and it was already filled up with players
playing WELL. These
people were playing as if they were professional players.
Where're the goofy ones to make us look good? There was none. KL
and I were the goofy
ones! KL fared a tad better than I and managed to do a few
volleys. I couldn't get past TWO hits without losing the ball in
the court on either side and disrupting other players.
The worst thing isn't our lack of skill which makes us look like a
couple of fools who spent 90% of the time chasing after balls which
were rolling all over the place. The unfathomable humility came
when we realized we were the oldest, chubbiest and frumpiest dorks in
entire court amongst stick-thin athletic-type skillful (mostly) teenage
players! The only thing bouncing on the court was not the tennis
ball but our fatty midriff!
Nintendo's Wii is on sale Dec 2 in Japan. Apparently one can
use the control as a racket to play virtual tennis on the TV
screen. We can look as dorky as we wish in the privacy of our own
home and there'll be no Sharapova-san or Federer-san around us.
But is playing virtual tennis considered exercise? I
say it is!
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