First recreation within the play-offs. For the primary group of my membership it’s the relegation match as a result of one lacking level within the common competitors. One level is one recreation, out of seven group video games of 13 video games every. 91 video games.
On Wednesday I used to be known as up as a reserve. For the Danish collection group with the 9 different gamers aged 18-25.
I attempted to get Kim to take the reserve spot (not understanding that group chief Lejre had already tried), however he already broke a bit in our first doubles match in +55E within the HBC veterans event final Saturday. But we, or quite he, performed one other 3 video games nearly untouched.
The assumption did not work! Sadly. He can be a lot stronger for the group. He’s uncanny in doubles – disciplined, to a level I’ve encountered only a few in 40 years of group tournaments, assured in his fundamental recreation……properly Per (he mentioned on the best way residence to Udkantsdanmark final Saturday night time) , I haven’t got a superb hit”…..considerably paraphrased…sure Kim, a really shocking backhand smash….and some skilled opponents found it far too late :D, and with nice tactical expertise. A dream companion on a observe, in the event you simply settle for the directness!
Nicely, on Wednesday my ideas – and preparations – started. Thursday morning I took the primary dose of painkillers. On Thursday night I performed for an hour within the Flexi group. Unique single. Solely in opposition to Lars. Assume we have reached 6 units.
On Friday I had a 24-hour shift. Saturday morning began at 6:30 am with cleansing 3 bogs and a kitchen, a cup of robust espresso and a pair of x 500 mg paracetamol and 400 mg ibuprofen. First dose. Towards the ever-present ache within the hip and again, and never least the painful Achilles tendon and decrease calf muscle. The second dose was to be taken early Saturday afternoon.
The match was at 4pm in Vanløse in opposition to PI Kbh, at Katrinedalsvej 6, a spot I had by no means performed earlier than… and which I did not know in any respect, even if I drove by means of the world within the late Nineties instead in residence care, with none earlier expertise… ..I realized in a direct and sensible means what a uridom is, and later within the early 00s, once I began working on the residential establishment Pensionatet Mette Marie in Hyltebjerg All with 16 schizophrenic lively addicts.
It was like coming residence…in a means.
Decide-up from the Lejre bus at exit 39, Bårse at 2:10 PM. Marius was additionally close by, at Cirkle Ok. He nonetheless lives at residence together with his mother and father in Præstø. In spite of everything, he is nonetheless in highschool. 18 years. 40 years youthful! The final time we performed he made me run the flawed means a number of instances. Unbelievable method – and annoying feints :D!
3 younger Lejres within the group and husband, group chief and driver. Lejre’s spouse and Gustav’s girlfriend had been additionally on the bus. Later, after the match, Mads got here from Slagel’s first group, which had gained in Værløse, and Emilie’s pal. A household outing.
VBK1 gained the vital away match 9-4 in opposition to the underside group. The corridor regarded fairly new, however nobody might say precisely how previous. Very gentle. The ceiling appeared very low at first look, however there was sufficient house for top lifts. We performed with Victor balls. I additionally performed it the Saturday earlier than in HBC and was fairly happy with it.
3-1 after the primary spherical.
I had taped up the fitting foot self-taught. Achilles has been in ache for weeks. There’s a whole lot of placebo in that shot. If I put on it, I dare! In fact, after thorough heating.
I used to be simply so joyful to win the second combine. All the time afraid lately to be uncovered by a lot youthful opponents. Thank God it did not occur at the moment. Over the course of the match, I obtained my companion to speak to the web extra, and I additionally tried to get her to fluctuate her servers a bit extra. She is barely 18 and has primarily performed singles. Staff competitions are additionally a studying state of affairs, though it’s in fact about successful. However the brand new have to be examined in observe and never only for coaching. Managed. Thanks, Julie!
6-2 after 4 males’s singles matches. 8-2 after two girls’s doubles and 9-4 after the boys’s doubles. The basic settlement kind. 13 matches.
Rising up, every spherical was performed earlier than the following one began. That is why I speak about rounds. I am a dinosaur, however I am making an attempt to adapt to the current…… Now the following match of the group sheet begins, nonetheless in line with a hard and fast order, as quickly as a court docket is obtainable and the group match often in a most of three hours. Beforehand we might play for 4-5 hours – and comply with, assist and encourage one another’s matches higher.
There was a celebration virtually after each group match. Left early, additionally as a result of the teams of the Danish collection weren’t geographically divided, and we had been usually in teams with groups 100-200 km away, or from Bornholm, after which ate collectively, had competitions, speeches and songs and later usually went to pubs except we simply stayed within the clubroom and cafeteria the place the managers stayed open.
That point is over. How joyful I’m deep in my coronary heart that I skilled this. These had been golden instances for group competitions and membership life.
Again to Vanlose.
Staff chief Lejre gave his speech to us gamers within the corridor simply after the final match. The Lejre household introduced chilly drinks and we voted for the participant of the day. It was Frida. Youngest participant.
Half an hour later we entered the boys’s locker room and skilled fantastic scorching showers.
On the return journey we met at McDonald’s in Solrød and obtained stuffed.
I used to be dropped off in Bårse by my 208er and drove to my girlfriend in Skibinge and shared the experiences of the day and two chilly beers from my trunk. She and her son had been within the Vordingborghallen this afternoon and had seen VBK2 and VBK4 play. The son is at the moment at excessive soccer faculty in Brøndby and it had been a very long time since I had seen him.
Round midnight I returned to the White Home. Drained. To fulfil. Glad. Crammed with extra experiences and reminiscences. After 40-50 years within the recreation, might there be extra? Slowly. I can not seem to get sufficient of this sport and the advantages it gives.
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