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Jun 01, 2019 11:45:03

Victory lap

by @keni PATRON | 200 words | 38🔥 | 552💌


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Me and table tennis are getting more acquainted.  
I discovered that playing doubles with men is an excellent way to improve my skills.

For 2 reasons:

- Their service is ridiculous
- They smash all the time. Every. time.

But I had to learn to handle all the trash talking that came my way. 
Even worse were the times when the other team would serve slowly. Just so they don't hurt my feelings. 

I would scream at them.
I need to improve to come to your level, not the other way around.   

They would laugh but they were happy to oblige and hit the ball hard.
Sometimes I can't tell which direction it went.
But I would stare at back and say - Is this all you got?

They wondered if I understood the game.  

But then once in a while - magic happens.  

Like yesterday - I returned a smash - with a smash.
I am not sure exactly what happened.
It was like my hands took over before my mind processed anything.
I think I experienced flow

The match was still going and the others continued playing - but I was nowhere near the table.

I had dropped my racket and was busy doing a victory lap. 

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  • 1

    @keni You go, girl! Smash that patriarchy :D

    Zainab Mirza avatar Zainab Mirza | Jun 15, 2019 00:37:10
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      @zainabmirza - :D Actively on it!

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 14, 2019 17:44:21
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    @keni yay sounds fun :)

    PhilH avatar PhilH | Jun 01, 2019 19:49:39
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      @philh - It sure is Phil.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 03, 2019 11:07:28
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    @keni Fantastic! And you play table tennis with a racket?? That's hardcore ;)

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 01, 2019 10:31:23
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      @brandonwilson - Everyone plays with a racket/paddle. I wish I were hardcore.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 03, 2019 11:07:20
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      @keni I'm just familiar with a ping pong paddle and a racket being used for actual tennis. :)

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 03, 2019 12:38:12
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    @keni push to achieve. Never stop. You got this. Or whatever you want. Congrats!

    Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | Jun 01, 2019 11:50:51
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      @mikebyrnes - Thank you Mike. That mindset is the way.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 03, 2019 11:06:56
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