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My Tennis Journey

Jasmeen Samrow | 24 June 2020

Let me take you on my journey of playing tennis. 

Words are not enough to describe how I feel about tennis. I'm always happy while playing tennis. Let me tell you how I started playing and how I improved.

I was in 7th grade when I started this exciting journey. I remember that all the students of our school were sitting in the auditorium and our managing director was informing us about a new game (tennis) that was going to be introduced in our school. He was giving a speech about its benefits related to our health and was saying that it would be great if we take part in it. 

I didn't pay attention to him as I thought that I studied school text books with augean, so why would I waste my valuable time on this sport. While listening to our teacher's speech, we felt happy because we missed 4 teaching periods.

When I arrived at home, I told my dad about the game. I told him that I was not interested at all in playing it but my dad took it seriously and asked our school sports teacher to add my name in the game. I didn't want to join it but I had to. 

We played tennis everyday due to which our English teacher's periods were wasted. Also, by taking part in tennis, I avoided everyday punishments because I was very talkative student of my class. After playing tennis for few days, my opinion about tennis was totally changed. I never got tired while playing. Every night during those days, I started dreaming of becoming the world's best player but my dream started fading in the beginning of 8th grade as our coach left the school for some reasons. There was no other coach in our city . 

So, I changed my school in order to achieve my dream. It was hard for me to settle down in a new environment but I was able to do that due to new good friends around me. I joined a tennis club for practice.

I got a gold medal at district level but unfortunately I lost at state level. I'm practicing hard so that next time I can win. Nowadays, due to coronavirus, I'm not able to go out for practice so it's little sad but we have to stay at home in order to be safe, right? I'm sure that one day I will achieve my goal as everyone's dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard. 

That's about it. Thanks for reading my blog. Maybe, I will write another one soon.

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