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Feb 14th, 2017 04:51 AM
Daebak.
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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Originally Posted by The Walking Bye View Post
HBD Pete!! Will respond to your PM today finally been very busy procrastinating
Damn that year 8 homework must be very challenging
Feb 14th, 2017 04:42 AM
The Walking Bye
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

HBD Pete!! Will respond to your PM today finally been very busy procrastinating
Feb 14th, 2017 12:51 AM
Territory
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

Happy Birthday @Pete!
Jan 10th, 2017 03:52 AM
chingching
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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Congrats TS, great tourney for you! Good luck in Sydney

Btw, what did you quote me for @chingching in the Donna thread, the mods have cleaned it up completely



that's too close to home
It doesn't matter I'll tell you later in PM
Jan 10th, 2017 02:05 AM
The Walking Bye
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

Well it's accurate. At least in gold JT main draws
Jan 10th, 2017 02:01 AM
Territory
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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that's too close to home
Not my fault you call yourself that!
Jan 10th, 2017 01:56 AM
The Walking Bye
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

Congrats TS, great tourney for you! Good luck in Sydney

Btw, what did you quote me for @chingching in the Donna thread, the mods have cleaned it up completely

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32 draw just means you'll have more walking byes to breadstick
that's too close to home
Jan 10th, 2017 01:03 AM
Territory
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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It was awesome, and so glad I entered.

Oh, and thanks for the kind words. I guess due to the fact I've been out of the game (in a competitive sense) for so long, I have a fairly low opinion of my game, but I know it's better than what I think it is. I know I can hit the ball, it will just take time for me to get more confidence within myself I think. Self deprecation is what gets me through the day I suppose

Kinda regretting entering both singles and doubles in Sydney though. I'm so sore

I may withdraw/forfeit from my singles. It's a 32 draw instead of a 16 I'll see how I feel before heading up on Thursday. Meanwhile, back at work like...
You'll be fine in a day or two

And Sydney probs won't be so hard on your body now that you've played a tournament and know what it's like.

32 draw just means you'll have more walking byes to breadstick
Jan 10th, 2017 12:51 AM
ozboy1989
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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It was awesome, and so glad I entered.

Oh, and thanks for the kind words. I guess due to the fact I've been out of the game (in a competitive sense) for so long, I have a fairly low opinion of my game, but I know it's better than what I think it is. I know I can hit the ball, it will just take time for me to get more confidence within myself I think. Self deprecation is what gets me through the day I suppose

Kinda regretting entering both singles and doubles in Sydney though. I'm so sore

I may withdraw/forfeit from my singles. It's a 32 draw instead of a 16 I'll see how I feel before heading up on Thursday. Meanwhile, back at work like...
I haven't played Singles in so damn long probably 3 years and our Mixed team competition at Tweed Heads have gone bust, so haven't really being played much since September

Good luck in Sydney

I tried so hard to win the $55 million last week - but to no avail
Jan 10th, 2017 12:09 AM
TS
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

It was awesome, and so glad I entered.

Oh, and thanks for the kind words. I guess due to the fact I've been out of the game (in a competitive sense) for so long, I have a fairly low opinion of my game, but I know it's better than what I think it is. I know I can hit the ball, it will just take time for me to get more confidence within myself I think. Self deprecation is what gets me through the day I suppose

Kinda regretting entering both singles and doubles in Sydney though. I'm so sore

I may withdraw/forfeit from my singles. It's a 32 draw instead of a 16 I'll see how I feel before heading up on Thursday. Meanwhile, back at work like...
Jan 9th, 2017 10:45 PM
ozboy1989
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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@TS did great and yes it was awesome to turn an online friendship into a realtime one

And you are selling yourself short. You were just as good a player as him and can surely beat him but, of course, everyone was exhausted by Sunday and it wasn't a bad loss at all.

TS is now off to play similar tournaments in Sydney and Melbourne, so we can all follow his Cabrera-esque from-nowhere rise through the GLTA ranks
Sounds like you guys had an awesome week

Btw being back at work completely and utterly sucks
Jan 9th, 2017 10:19 PM
Territory
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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Well, I lost my B grade final of the Perth Slam, but considering I wasn't expecting to win a set in singles, I'm stoked! Lost in a third set super TB, but honestly I never actually felt like I was going to win. I was physically spent, and I'm quite sure a water buffalo would've looked more graceful on that court than me. The guy I lost to is an absolute scream, and I'm delighted for him. He played well, and obviously better than me, and deserved it

So great to hang with @Territory and his lovely partner the last few days. Such a well run tournament, and the vibe was just excellent
@TS did great and yes it was awesome to turn an online friendship into a realtime one

And you are selling yourself short. You were just as good a player as him and can surely beat him but, of course, everyone was exhausted by Sunday and it wasn't a bad loss at all.

TS is now off to play similar tournaments in Sydney and Melbourne, so we can all follow his Cabrera-esque from-nowhere rise through the GLTA ranks
Jan 8th, 2017 11:11 PM
Sandgroper Sam
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

Sport is a recreation for most, and a profession for really only a lucky few. If stepping back helps you with money and uni then it's the right choice. You can always come back to it if you get the bug again, and find a level that suits and fits in with your lifestyle at that time.
Jan 8th, 2017 08:43 PM
Tess
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

Thanks everyone for nice messages. Tbh right now i am so happy not to play. Like i can get up when i want, stay up later. I can eat a bit unhealthier, i have more $$$.
Will need to start running soon but as know will get fat like Dokic haha
Jan 8th, 2017 01:43 PM
The Walking Bye
Re: The "self-discovery" thread

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Hi everyone. Obviously me a chingching as you know play/ed tennis at a high level and as a result know inside information on the players. Hence why we don't reveal who we are so can say more. But i need to get something off my chest as don't have many ppl to talk to this about.
Today i decided to quit tennis. My ranking is still well inside the top 150 in Aus. However lately there has been a combination of reasons that made me decide to stop. First thing is injuries (had so many stoppages lately due too). Next money, with amt entries for singles and dubs setting you back over $100 it was becoming too much as am poor uni student. Lastly and most impactful is the fact i have lost motivation to train and compete and enjoyment.
It has been a difficult decision actually which has made me at times very anxious, but overall i am relieved and happy to stop.
I will take satisfaction in some wins ive had over players mentioned on these forums hehe.
Sorry for the essay but just had to write down my feelings.
Good for you, glad you made the decision that makes you happy, and that you can move on to new and different things Plus you never know. Sometimes the best way to get back your motivation and drive for tennis is to take a break rather than pushing through. In time your injuries and niggles may heal, your will to train and compete could improve, and AMT entry fees could lessen (doubt the last one though, money grabbing tournament directors/TA - same reason I probably won't play any when I'm older, and maybe only a couple more JTs this year - expensive and sometimes ultimately not worth it).
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