Anticipation - Tim Hay
I can almost taste it. This will be my first time at The Huntsman World Senior Games. This will be a major adventure for me. Actuarial numbers convinced me that if I'm going to "do Huntsman," I'd better get with it. My 80th birthday pushed brusquely past in July.
My background was in Table Tennis and Golf. I was good, but 30 years of my work / life took precedence. Finally retired, and with a bit of arthritis, I first played volleyball at age 70. A couple of years of 'Jungle Ball' preceded learning that "there really are rules!"
Switching venues, I absorbed instruction from smooth, long-time players. I worked my way up to play without embarrassment with the best age 50+ players in the Seattle area. And I'm getting better as the weeks pass.
Twenty valuable months have been wasted recovering from various surgeries. A couple of new knees were involved, plus the grand-daddy of oddball "repair jobs" when I ripped my left hamstring completely off its attachment to my pelvis while chasing an errant ...