I'm a self-claimed natural born athlete..hik hik!! I've played various kind of sports and games since I was a kid. Whether it's the traditional games, indoor sport or outdoor sports. They share the same thing, unity and friendship!! I earn a lot of friends by playing sports. The best sport for me is sepak takraw. The reasons??;
1) It's a game of pure unity and sportsmanship.
Sepak takraw is a game of 3 in a team. 1 Person (tekong) would serve and try to gain points. But in order to get a great serve, another person (killer) needs to feed him a nice ball by throwing the ball towards the tekong nicely towards the spot the tekong wants so he could drive the ball as fast as he could to gain point. Bad feed from the killer, bad serve, no point!!
Then the killer needs to spike the ball to ensure the opponent's serve would not give them a point. In order to do that, everyone needs to receive the opponent's serve as best as they could. The 3rd person (feeder) would then feed the ball to the killer to be spiked across the net and get the serve back. No first ball, feeder could not feed, killer could not kill, point goes to the opponent.
Even if the feeder is so skillful!!! if the killer couldn't kill the ball, there's noway they could win. Sepak takraw is purely a sport of unity. You can't be selfish to earn yourself a name by dribbling by your own and score goals. All sports need unity, but sepak takraw is the one with the crucial needs of unity!!
2) You can just join any group playing sepak takraw anywhere.
You just need to come with your gear, say Hi to everyone and ask "I saw you guys play from the road, may I join?". There's no way you gonna get "no" as an answer. It's way different if you compare with other sports. Tennis?? I've been playing tennis for a year now..there's no way I can just go to a group and say I wanna join them..you can try..but you have this feeling of uneasy when you were trying to ask if you could join. Unlike sepak takraw, you can just join them.
Bola sepak??soccer??? Maybe you can join, but usually they wont pass the ball to you unless they know you or you are the only option..they would rather pass the ball to their friends. The unity is not there.
From sports and specifically sepak takraw,I earn so many friends. During the game, the unity, the sportsmanship would make you feel like you have being friends for a long time. The communication, the teamwork and the friendship would blossom so easily.
some of the friends I've earned through my sportsmanship
This is my entry to participate in JoeGrimjoew's contest. It's for the weekend @ sheffield organized by him. It's a fresh and different kind of blog contests I've joined. The more the merrier. Why don't you guys participate??