Tuesday, July 03, 2007

After years of perserverance...

Mollie started playing tennis two and a half years ago. Last year she started playing tennis competitively. She went out on court tournament after tournament and lost each match with a huge smile on her face. She enjoyed playing competitively and wanted to continue even though the girls she was competing with had been playing since they were six. She worked hard and moved into the top squad in our club. Today she played in her first tournament this year (due to injuries and holidays) and...she won. I was thrilled for her and she was so pleased to have finally won a match outside the club. Tomorrow she plays the number two seed...no pressure. I advised her to try and keep her opponent out on court as long as possible. Good luck Mollie.

28 comments:

wolfbaby said...

way to go mollie..
that is so cool

Sam said...

Mollie - you are already doing much better than your auntie sam ever did.

Sock it to 'em!

john.g. said...

Go for it Mollie!

Steffi said...

Good luck,Mollie!That´s really cool!

Steffi & Nathalie

frannie said...

I am soooo proud of her!!! Yay Mollie!!! way to go!

and I'm even more proud of her for losing with a smile on her face on always returning. Now that takes a good tennis player! :)

headless chicken said...

Loads of luck Mollie...and well done!!!

hellojed said...

Good on Mollie. What an achievement!

my4kids said...

Great job to Mollie! Good luck!

Tiger Lamb Girl said...

Awww -- congratulations to Mollie!!

(psst, I'm nutso about tennis. My son is playing a bit - but I wish he could play consistently.....hopefully when he changes school, they will spur him on. He's got a natural talent with it....oh joy....).

It must be so lovely to see her enjoy it and finally win a game all on her own hard work!

Emma in Canada said...

Congrats Mollie!

Is she the third generation of tennis players or does it go back even further?

la bellina mammina said...

BRAVA Mollie!!

Barbara said...

Good luck to Mollie.

ChrisB said...

Mollie I'm so glad you won your match, have fun tomorrow I shall be thinking about you love grandma.

ChrisB said...

Beccy I chose a good day to have a quick look at a few blogs. I can't believe we've been here for a week already. Miss you all xxx

Willowtree said...

Yeah Mollie.

This post didn't show up in bloglines for some reason.

Christine said...

GO Mollie! Congratulations!
You've got the right attitude!
Good Luck tomorrow! :)

EmBeeczcotj said...

Go to it Mollie, your Mum's advice is the one to take. Hope you do enjoy it. Love EmBee Grandpa.

mjd said...

Good Luck, Mollie

alissa said...

FANTASTIC!! Truly, a great & uplifting post in the importance of perserverance.

swamp witch said...

Have fun Mollie.

Sally Lomax said...

Excellent Mollie!

Well done!

Beckie said...

How cool! My best to you, Mollie!

Asha said...

Great hobby to have for Mollie!Way to go girl.I am sure she will be a champ with practice.

Pamela said...

anxious to find out if she's still smiling????????????

Sally Lomax said...

How did it go?!!

Catwoman said...

How fantastic! Good for her for not giving up! Goes to show, hard work does pay off!

Her perseverance is definitely something to be admired!

Tiggerlane said...

WOOHOO!! Proud of Mollie! That is some kind of perseverance - anxious to hear what happened next!

Kila said...

Congratulations, Mollie!