Holiday Table Tennis Competition, at the Hotel

Written by on September 14, 2018

Many who go on holiday play the hotel table tennis competition. I wanted to be the acceptation and avoid table tennis on my family vacation.

True story

The first three days, I managed to keep my mind 100% clear of table tennis, even when I saw the tables. I was able to avoid the temptation and continued enjoying the pool, beach and other activities.

Day four: 
Hotel Table Tennis

Table Tennis on Holiday

My mind began to think about table tennis but I was adamant I would not play. This shows the power of our mind and what many say works “the law of attraction”. I sat at the poolside (bear in mind this hotel hosted around a thousand people, with 7 swimming pools) and boom a hotel entertainer comes up to me -and says “table tennis tournament”. I said, “no thanks” she replied come on you’ll love it, it’s great fun” (hmmm, really? I do it for a living, I thought to myself). I replied, how many have entered? She said none currently!
I said, “if you get 5 people I’ll play”.
Off she went and 10min later she returned by saying I have 9, come and play.

Fun

Playing with dead bats outside in superheat, reminded me of my routes. As a teenager, I would often visit my family in Israel in the summer and search for anywhere to play. Often I was taken to some neighbour who had an outside table and thought they’re the bee’s knees lol.

Winning:

Winning gracefully is hard especially when the other players say to you “back when I was good” I would have beaten you lol. And you must smile and say yes, I’m sure I got lucky today!
Winning the event enabled me to provide a bottle of champagne to my wife and I was let off the hook.

Day 5

I’m chilling watching my kids play in the pool and a different hotel entertainer approaches me. We have a table tennis tournaments come and play. I thought no, not again is it written on my forehead that I play table tennis? I refused but somehow convinced otherwise. I played but this time some of the players knew me from the other day. They were happy to submit to my ability and congratulated me when I won once again.

Table tennis on TV

Table tennis was back in my mind and I started researching some TT results. That night I was flicking through the channels when everyone was asleep and boom Table Tennis was on TV. I loved it but it kept me up until 4:30 am. The same event was repeated in the morning (8 am)! It would have been nice to have a TV schedule.

The lessons learnt:

If you think about it, it will find a way of finding you or you find it. Enjoy, love and spend your time on things that have a purposeful meaning for you and those you love.

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Written by Eli Baraty

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