Over the last couple of weeks we have been learning a few skills about how to play tennis. When I first heard of the idea I wasn't that excited but as soon as we started playing some games I realized how much I enjoyed playing it.
Even though it was raining my favourite session was our last one because we had a little tournament that was played with four players in each team,eight teams were involved. In my team was Jordan, Unaloto, April and myself.
Our first game was against Tyler’s team and I was first up to challenge there so called best player, Rachael. When I served the ball I saw that she was racing after it very quickly and I spotted a gap behind her so I tried my hardest to aim for that spot, watching the ball slowly approach me and once it hit the ground I carefully hit the ball not my hardest because I still don't know how to control it yet. To my luck it landed slightly off but still managed to get pass her. I got the point and it was the next persons turn.
During the tournament I was up against my next opponent, Tyler. It was his serve and once the ball left his hands I quickly predicted on where it was going and went for a risk and smashed it, it bounced once then Tyler went for a swing and totally missed. I felt like the All Blacks when they beat France in the finals for the World Cup.
The game was first to seven and we had six, Tyler’s team had four. We had the advantage of being in front but it was all up to April to win this for our team. We could fell the pressure as we watch behind her. She served the ball towards Cruz and Cruz swung, he hit the ball quite hard but she managed to tip it over the net Cruz was to far back and he sprinted up to the net but it was to late the ball had already bounced twice. We were victorious and we started cheering as we watched the other team leave our court.
That was one of the best feelings that I have felt during a tennis practise. We came out of the tournament undefeated and I was feeling really prod about it.
We are so lucky at our school to have a variety of sports to play, I've enjoyed playing most of them and I hope that we get a chance like this when we hit college.