The Round Robin part of the Tournament (Kejohanan Ping Pong Amatur Melayu (Tertutup) Piala ADUN Bangi 2008 ) went quite well today.
64 singles and 39 doubles, broken into maximum groups of fours. Each singles/doubles had to play three five-set 11-point games. It was something like 94 matches all together for the singles alone. So it was around two hours in between matches for each participant in each category.
For old timers like me who had never picked up the paddle for years, it was a lot of fun. I could feel the body ache coming for the next few days. I could see that sales of ping pong paddles and balls at the local hypermarkets were on the rise yesterday. For rm10, the tournament was more than worth it, even for losers like me.
Thumbs up to the organizers. Since I don’t qualify for the second round, I’m giving tomorrow the skip in order to recuperate.
I made some new friends, and I found out some places where I would be welcomed to join hit some ping pong balls.
But of course, that would have to wait until all the body aches were gone.
More photos here.