While practicing for one of dance program, a co-dancer mentioned about a volleyball tournament and how they are looking for players. I was excited to hear that and told her that I had played during school and college days. I was not very good but loved to play any sport. Here was another opportunity after almost 20 years to play the game. I signed up for the tournament and we came as runner up. We have been playing most weekends when the weather is good.
My boy also accompanied me during the initial practices and enjoyed playing the game. He was much better than me in setting and placing that he used to coach others how to do it in his style. The ladies loved having him around. He never liked playing on my side since it always ended up with us fighting. He always joined the opposite team to spite me when I missed his ball or drop. We had so much fun going to the games. In two years, he has grown out of that phase that now he feels awkward to come play with us. The ladies miss him in the court, but he does not want to play with us anymore. He says he is not challenged enough when he plays with us.
We have two state players in our team who coach us. There is so much friendly banter and we have so much fun. There are women who have never played the game and a few who have played in school. Our fitness level sucks and we are working on that too.
Every weekend we look forward to playing and get sad if there is rain in forecast. We get home made snacks to eat after our game. We take turns and the messages that goes back and forth to plan is hilarious. I don't participate much in those conversations but it is still a fun bunch to hang out with. Our age group ranges from mothers with young kids to ones with kids in high school. What I enjoy the most is how energetic I feel when I play the game I used to play when I was in school and getting an opportunity to play after all these years.
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