Sport was compulsory at school. We did hockey, athletics, netball and softball. HATED it !!!! Outside of school I did tennis, and went to the gym and took some classes there. Nowadays, my husband and I go swimming and do water aerobics every second day.
No. My parents didn't encourage it. One of their favourite catch cries was - "We aren't running a taxi service."
I reluctantly did PE as a compulsory subject.
I disliked team sports and couldn't catch or throw a ball, was a slow runner and generally uncordinated.
In high school I chose to take up jogging, just by myself . I surprised myself by performing reasonably well at Cross Country running when we had it once a year. I might have taken it up if it was an option.
I was a fairly good swimmer, but hated when we played water sport. It may have been that it was inclined to get a bit rough, or that I just don't play well with others...
Yep. I read your answer and thought, "Haha. Nobody would have been driving me anywhere, I hated ball sports, hated team sports, hated any rough-housing and generally didn't play well with others." I don't think it would have entered my parents' realm of consciousness to think of driving us to play a sport anywhere. School was for that . . and then you came home.
Also, my parents never, ever set foot in the school grounds, never met teachers, never got involved other than to write notes for me if sick. They'd be no good in this day and age with parent/teacher interviews etc.
We had PE, which I hated, but had to do. Then we had:Tennis, Cricket, Hockey & Swimming. Each day there was a list on a noticeboard, telling us which sport we had to play that day! I hated them all. I did like being the ballboy when we played tennis! I played on the wing on the hockey team, so I wouldn't have to do much running around! Can't remember anything about the boring cricket games. Our swimming pool always had very deep brown coloured water, with tar over the chicken wire around the insides of the pool, & you swam with the tiny frogs & leeches!!! The supervisor would walk up & down the side of the pool, with a box of matches in her hand, to burn the leachers off us! The year after I left the boarding school, 1 of the girls parents payed for a new swimming pool. When I've returned to the school for a school reunion, I noticed where the swimming pool once was, has been filled in with dirt. About 2 years after I finished high school I took up basketball for a year or 2. All I've done since then, in the way of 'sport', is my morning 3k walk around where I live, for the last 35 years, most days.
I dfetested sport and P.E. as I was extremely accident prone and always ending up at the hospital with shocking injuries!!! HOWEVER,.....
I did enjoy playing badminton,and I used to go after school on Tuesdays to play for an hour or so! I wasn't brilliant at this,but I enjoyed it, which for me,was the whole point of getting involved!!
Yes! Totally adored Sport! Couldn't get enough of it!
Swimming, Tennis, Netball, Ball Games, Hurdling, Highjumping, Athletics', Marching, Life Saving.
I was in Interschool Competitions', in Swimming, Netball, & Tennis. I was Captain of these Sports. Also was my House Swimming Captain.
I was both School Open, & Senior Swimming Champion, two years' in a row.
This meant I was the School Swimming Champion, in three strokes' (we weren't permitted to do 'Butterfly' as 'too' manly, but I was still very good at it) which had been my goal since I won my first Cup
To earn both these Trophies' was a huge achievement. I swam two miles' a day, in training.
I set a Record for 50m Breastroke at 14, & it was another 18 years' before that was broken, by a tenth of a second!
I prided myself on my time for 100m Freestyle of 52seconds, which was 4 seconds' under Dawn Fraser's time at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics!
I'd play Tennis for four hours' every Sat arvo, then go Horse Riding all day Sunday!
After School, I was Captain of Past Pupils' Swimming for several years'. I continued playing Tennis, & Netball, took up Squash, & Bushwalking
I was just one of those kids' for whom any Sport was a 'natural', & it was a 'gift' I treasured!
No I was very skinny and was always scared of breaking my bones although I did like softball if I was the batsman only. I gave it up when a big fat muscular girl collided with me. I liked dancing that wasn't as dangerous.