#36: Volleyball (40 Days of Fun)

I love volleyball.  I used to play volleyball in high school and college.  Even though I was a “bench warmer” for most of high school (I really didn’t start playing a lot until Grade 11/12) I always enjoyed it.  Volleyball was the only sport I was even remotely good at and I’d like to think that I got to be a fairly decent player particularly when I was in college.  It was hard work but very fulfilling.  I remember my college coach, Donna Andres, making me do this blocking drill – she would stand on a chair at the net and people would pass her volleyballs and she would continue to fire the balls over the net and I was supposed to block every one of them.  It was brutal!  I remember being so tired I wanted to stop jumping but she told me to keep blocking.  The really cool thing is that I got to be a pretty good blocker (thanks to that brutal drill).

Anyways, this year an old co-worker called me up and asked me if I’d like to play on her volleyball team.  They were losing a couple of players for the new season and wanted to know if I’d like to play full time (every Thursday night from September to the end of March).  I haven’t played volleyball for at least 10 years but I thought it would be fun to play it again.  So here I am, Thursday nights on the volleyball court (including tonight).  I’m having a great time although I’m feeling awfully rusty.  But each week I get a little better.  Today I got a nice block on a hitter and my spiking is improving.  It’s also fun to play in a competitive league so we generally get our bump-set-spike each rally.  I’m glad I agreed to play (even though I haven’t played for a really long time).  I’m having a lot of fun.

2 Responses

  1. Becky

    This does NOT sound like fun to me. Did I ever tell you about the time I broke my wrist “playing” (read: doing everything to avoid touching the ball in any way) beach volleyball. SETTING it. Yes, that is how badly I suck.

    November 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm

  2. carolannetebay

    Becky, I’m trying to visualize you trying to avoid the ball in beach volleyball. I’m sure there were some Kodak moments (hehe). 🙂 Wish I could have been there.

    December 1, 2012 at 10:34 pm