Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Game, set and match...

As I'm sure you are aware I have not been blogging much lately. The main reason for this is tennis. Now you may wonder how tennis can stop my blogging hours and this is how. As summer draws to a close it is the time of our yearly club championships. Last week the juniors played and I spent a good few days watching Mollie play as she reached two semi finals (singles and mixed) and came runner up in the girls doubles. The evenings were spent competing in an open championship tournament in another club and my partner and I were good lucky enough to reach the final where alas we fell at the last, rather good hurdle.

This week sees the climax of our club championships, I was unfortunate enough to be seeded, (1) in the mixed doubles, (2) in the ladies doubles and (3) in the singles. I hate being seeded as it puts more pressure on me and I find it much easier to be the underdog, coupled with the fact that inter club matches are the hardest to play because of people you are expected to beat. Last night I had to play my singles quarter final match, a tough match against a formidable opponent. I was carrying an injury, a pulled stomach muscle, and had considered withdrawing but couldn't bring myself to do so. It was a very tough match on a beautiful evening but within minutes of starting I knew that if I won I wouldn't be able to play another singles match along with all the doubles so when I was leading 6-3, 6-6 (6-4) with match point I retired much to the delight of my opponent who now finds herself in the semi final.

As for me, I am disappointed but I live to fight for the other titles and doubles is far easier on the injury than singles also in the back of the mind is the fact that I have been selected to represent Leinster in an inter provincial competition in two weeks time and I don't want to let my province down.

So wish me luck, I hope to be playing tennis daily right up to finals day on Saturday then party on Saturday night like I've never partied before. In between I have to get everything sorted for the children going back to school, Dillon tomorrow and Mollie and Ben next week.

25 comments:

Asha said...

GOOD LUCK Beccy!:)
My kids' second day of school today, they have to Uniforms for this year which is new here in public schools.
Take care, I know how busy it gets!:)

hellojed said...

Best of luck Beccy! And roll on Saturday night!

swampy said...

If only we lived closer to each other, we could play tennis together. Have fun.
Game ! Set ! Match !

swamp witch said...

P.S. Are you watching the U.S. Open? Who are your favorites?

Julie said...

Good luck and take care of your injury - that's no fun. Sounds like you are a trooper though!

ChrisB said...

Beccy who were you playing? Good luck for the rest of the week. I bet the children aren't looking forward to going back to school. I take it Dillon made it home OK the other evening.

john.g. said...

Good luck Beccy, and well done to Mollie!

Rachel said...

Good luck with all your tournaments!! I wanted to play tennis when I was younger, but ended up playing softball instead.

And now? Yeah, I don't do anything.

Beckie said...

Best of luck to you, Beccy!

Have the best time ever on Saturday evening!

laurie said...

as if all that is a good excuse for not blogging! geeez, beccy, where are your priorities?

lucky i have you on my bloglines so whenever you come back, i'm instantly alerted.

have fun!

Emma in Canada said...

Sigh. It's so sad when life interferes with blogging. Good luck! I'll be cheering for you in the interprovincials even though I'm an Ulster girl.

wolfbaby said...

well i hope things go well!! sounds like you have already done an awesome job!

frannie said...

good luck!!! I am rooting for you!!!

Catwoman said...

Wow! Congrats Becky! Should I look for you on the US open? I'm sure you could take that Maria Sharapova!

And congrats to Molly too!

Karmyn R said...

WHOOHOO- Good luck this weekend! Congrats to Mollie's success too. I hope your body heals before the next match.

Steffi said...

Congrats to Mollie´s success and of course Good luck to you for this weekend!!!

Anna said...

I'll have a game with you!

Amy W said...

Good luck! I will be waiting for the day you get on TV as a tennis star :)

Willowtree said...

I wish you luck in the doubles, your opponent had it in the singles and look what it did for them! Tough break Beccy.

Sam said...

that post made me burst into tears. at work.
good for you, sister.
love you

xxx

Heather J said...

I had no idea you actually competed. I hope that your injuries will heal or at least not interfere with your next competition.

Well good luck! (But who needs luck when you have awesome skills, right! :)

Barbara said...

I'm sure tennis is a much healthier hobby than blogging. Good luck for the game.

la bellina mammina said...

Good luck Beccy! And don't forget to have fun!

Pamela said...

gosh. I wish I had a muscle left in my stomach to pull

sorry about yours.
Hope you heal in time to pary

Sally Lomax said...

Good Luck!!