I remembered that I played my very first squash since I was about 7 years old when I followed my dad to sports centre meeting his squash squad. After my first hit, I was interested in it and my squash life had started since then.
After years of training, I was selected to take part in the oversea competitions and joined the HKSI training through selection. Training in a higher intensity programme was not as easy as I thought. Since I lived in Mui Wo, it took about 2 hours to travel from the HKSI to my home. So it was really a challenge to balance my training and school affairs. To strive for more time to rest, I had to do my homework during the transportation time on ferry and bus, so that I could finish my homework and took rest earlier when I was home.
Injury has been a tough challenge that athletes ever faced, it hinders us to improve or even sustaining our regular training. As I recalled, I had experienced a shoulder subluxation which took me a month to recover. Though it nearly stopped me going on to practice squash, I did not give up. I had undergone physiotherapy every week to speed up my recovery, and eventually my shoulder recovered. I could get back to practice and participated in the competition earlier than I expected.
Staying strong in the face of adversity is very important. Never giving up!
It is always good to discover your weaknesses. Keep improving yourself and pursuing the best!