A Day That I Will Remember For The Rest of My Life
One day that I will probably never forget is the day that I had to play John Sample in a tennis match. He was easily one of the best tennis players in our school and he had even been given the opportunity to play on the Empire State Team. I remember the match as if it were yesterday.
It was a grueling school day that had ended with arduous 120-minute physics practical. The school bell that rang was like sweet music to my ears and the only thought that whisked through my mind was that of going home and sleeping in my big, comfortable bed. Just then, I remembered the tennis contest between third singles and me. I sluggishly changed into the clothes that I had in my and headed for the tennis court. I was very tired and hoped to have an easy opponent. However, this was not to be my lucky day. The captain of our team, Brett, was sick, so I had to play someone else--namely, John. Panic and doom dominated my mind when I was told this.
However, I always try to be an optimist and tried to convince myself that I could defeat him. We approached the court and shook hands. In the few initial minutes, we warmed up, just casually rallying the ball, but even then he was playing better tennis than I ever had. The coach then blew his whistle, which concluded the warm-up and signaled the commencement of the match. I tried to swallow all the fear and anxiety that I had and to face my opponent valiantly and courageously. The match began and before I had fully realized what had happened, he had won the first set 6-3 with the utmost ease, returning even my best shots without any struggle or even remote difficulty. I tried not to feel discouraged, telling myself that he still had two more sets to win and that I would not give in without a fight.
The second set was closer, but I still could not break the rigid backspin defense that he used against all my good serves. I realized then that the key to winning the game was to use my...