Two walled boast,
if and only if you’ve driven them out of position.
Let your team mates praise you, and
not your own mouth ;
Others keep score, and speak it not yourself.
A dumbbell is heavy and sand dune repeats
but the irritation caused by a
fool is heavier than both.
There are errors of frustration and the
arousal of anger,
But who can volley a lob?
Correction training is better than
concealed love and niceness.
The assistance that hurts from a friend
whereas an enemies flattery is wind.
One whose training is progressing
is ambivalent about advice from the
but for the stagnate, even what is
irrevelent seems useful.
Like an athlete who leaves their
is a participant who tries other
Creams and smells add to ones motivation;
So does caring friendship
springing from sincere
Do not forsake team mates or your
And do not enter your own
team mates court on the day of
Better is a physiotherapist nearby than
a team mate far away.
Be conscious my athlete, and make the coaches
So that we can make replies to those
who taunt us.
The shrewd athlete sees the risk
and protects their eyes,
But the incompetent care more for
positional victory and thus suffer the
Take an athlete’s equipment if they have
given security for a stranger;
Seize the pledge from them if they
did so for a foreigner.
When recreation centres have blearing
music early in the morning,
It will be counted as unneccessary stupidity.
A quarrelsome team mate is like a
constantly leaking court roof on a rainy
Whoever can restrain them can
restrain the wind
and can perfectly regrip and restring a racket with one hand.
As training sharpens training,
So one athlete sharpens their peers.
Those who care for a junior program will
enjoy their growth and development,
And the one who gives care for
their superiors will be honoured.
As the wall rebounds the ball,
So the heart of one athlete reflects
Administration and the palace of
profiteers are never
Nor are the naysayers eyes ever
As the camp is for high performance and
the tournament for peak performance,
So an athlete is tested by the
praise they receive.
Even if you repeat advice to a fool,
giving your time generously,
their foolishness will not leave them.
You should know well the
appearance of your clubs’ members.
Take good care of our supporters,
For prize money does not last forever,
nor sponsors contracts for all
The long grass is mowed, it regrows,
and fruitage of high rankings is harvested.
The young players provide our sustenance,
and g.o.a.t’s provide the
funding of new courts.
And there will be enough g.o.a.t’s
milk to develop the program,
To feed our club, and to
sustain the recreation centres staff.
By David Jarvis 2022.
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