6:2 again


Tennis season came to a close after an over all win today.  Coach set next week for a party.  Pumpkin n Co won theirs 6:2 again.  The school system ranks each player at beginning of the season and form it singles and doubles teams with a ranking.  During the season, the lower ranked players can challenge the higher ups.  But the high and mighty don’t have to take the challenge.  For example, Ace Sharon isn’t ranked #1 in singles.  When she wanted to challenger her way up, the higher ranked player told her that she wasn’t available that day,

“I’ve baby sit my bro”. 

The bro is a year younger and Sharon said she saw the bro on the tennis court that afternoon.  So, I’m not sure the challenge mechanism is fair. 

This is Pumpkin’s first season.  She said she’ll do it again next year (not swimming), which is fine.  Whichever she wants. 

“I was perhaps bit over confident in the beginning .. .. the club is helping me a lot ..”  The way she and her doubles partner consistently winning in landslide fashion, perhaps they should have been a higher ranked team than what they’re now.  But it’s a learning curve.  She’ll know what to expect and to do next time around.  Learning the system is as important as the talent itself. 

I can’t help but to think Denzel Washington’s line in the corrupt cop he portrait in the movie Training Day.

“He learned [worked] the system .. so .. he deserves to go free ..”  (Something like that) when they discussed a criminal in a restaurant.

A great season and good start.  WTG baby.

During the match, I cheered for someone who hit a great shot.  Pumpkin reminded me, “mom, you’re not in front of the TV..”  Ok, I got it.  I bet if I ever get to go to the Giants, they’ll let me cheer, correct?  :))  The first singles played a remarkable match, both girls were great, fair and consistent.  I was impressed. .. .. K, it’s my time to go play.  Last week John and I had a great win over Fan and Charlie.  It’s very tough.  But at the end, we prevail.  Not sure my serve was good, Fan didn’t take it and called it in.  Hope he didn’t let me win it.  I did play well though.  Fan is soon going to leave for few month, getting married back home, won’t return till after Chinese New Year.  Big Steel magically show up for work for the past week!



Happy to report that the middle shcool has finally fixed the courts. The new tennis courts are so inviting than the old rundown ones.

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  1. […] of years ago, she just got to know Sharon (but before they ever played) and asked how she measures up to the Ace.  Being tactless, I […]

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