Friday, November 23, 2007

I watched Federer vs Sampras last night......

I am an ardent fan but a bad player of tennis. Before i went to the States years ago, i had this notion that tennis is the game for the elite. And it is true here in Malaysia. I was always love sports either as a player or spectator and i started to play tennis when i was in the States. In the States, tennis is played everywhere, public park, colleges, high school and most apartment complexes have tennis courts for the tenants.

I only took up tennis when a friend insisted i tried to play the game. He bought me the racket and faithfully hit the balls with me until i felt comfortable hitting the ball over the net. He even subscribed me Tennis Magazine for a year at one time. And honestly, i fell deeply in love with the game i would play with anyone or i just hit the balls against the wall. In the States, if you went to the courts alone, some of the people at the court would invite you to play with them even if you told them you were not good. But back here at home i had not seen that happen as yet.

However, since i shifted from KL to Seremban, i hardly played the game. I do not know any other ladies who play tennis here and the hubby is pretty busy with work. But i still love tennis, i would watch most tournaments shown on the sports channels. I really wish i could still play this game for the fun of it. Come to think of it i have to as there was once a few years ago i lost almost 20kg just playing tennis 3 times a week for 3 months straight. How i miss those days......and i need to shed a lot of kg now......




I was suprised when i saw the crowd in front of Malawati Stadium in Shah Alam last night. I think the stadium was almost full even though i feel not much publicity given to this occasion.
I enjoyed the matched tremendously but i just i felt the dancing and the rebana thingy should be just left in a cultural type of event.

Sampras still played well for a retired player and of course Federer being a current number 1 player was just awesome.

4 comments:

Akmal said...

zaitgha,
You played tennis?
I have never tried it. I was an asmathic, so I cannot bear such a time taking game that takes me to run the court side to side. Require lots of endurance eh?
I prefer Badminton, but tennis is cool to(",).
Good day.

zaitgha said...

akmal,

i used to play tennis he he....and i should continue still but then ......

i played badminton and table tennis too....

Zawi said...

zaitgha,
You came all the way from Seremban to watch them play at Stadium Malawati Shah Alam? Now I am ashamed of myself. I was staying next to the stadium and yet I chose to see it in the comfort of my sons apartment, within a walking distance from the stadium. The stadium is visible from the end of the apartment. I even watched the Agong's motorcade passing by the apartment and the jam at the parking lots around the stadium when everyone tried to go home at the same time.
I was an ex player too. I hang up my racquet after I got hooked to IRC. Couldn't rejoin the group again as my game took a tumble for the worst and both my friends and me couldnt enjoy our tennis game due to the disparity in standard. Shame on me.

zaitgha said...

Pak Zawi,

dont be too hard on yourself, enjoying the game on tv its ok. As for me, its easier as my other half is working in KL..one of the excuse for us to be together-gether without the kids he he....

i was never a good player Pak Zawi but as i stated in the posting between picking up the balls and actually hitting them to the other side of the net, i did lose 20kgs a few years ago in less than 4 months...so i know i should continue playing the game...