It’s been a while since I wrote about my 101, mostly because I haven’t actually given these tasks much thought… and also because life has just gotten in the way.
Which completely goes against the rationale for writing / developing the 101 list.
But part of my routine this year has been playing Squash at my University every Monday night from 9pm-11pm after study group. It’s been a great time of fitness and fellowship with the group that we play with, and I have actually become a little more familiar with the feel of a squash racquet in my hand.
Having grown up with a liking for all sports involving racquets, I got a lot out of trying to learn ball placement and muscle movements in this sport that feels halfway between badminton and tennis.
I’ve come up with two golden rules from the coaching I’ve received from friends, and experiences being thrashed again and again by a particularly sporting friend:
1. Control the T (meaning the centre point of the court)
2. Always assume that he will return your shot.
Too many times have I hit what I deem to be a winning point, only to be beaten while I’m standing there relaxing.