Arohaina and I had made the finals. I couldnt believe it. I had never played a game of table tennis. But we made the finals. I was so EXCITED! We could actually win table tennis. In the finals we played Paeroa. I was nervous because they had won it last year. They had already won the first
set. The ref turned to us away from Paeroa. The ref could see us looking sad and down. She said “it’s not the end, it’s alright”. I turned to Arohaina and said “we can do this”. In the last set everything was silent. It was so intense. Butterflies were tickling my stomach REALLY CRAZILY!!! It was
1912 to them. Match point. If we lost the point we lost the game. Arohaina served it over. SMACK!!! Paeroa sent the ball back over. I missed. We were runners up, not first. We lost. While Paeroa were
jumping with joy and celebrating with other Paeroa people, Arohaina and I frowned with the feeling of defeat while we said, “Good game”. Our dream had ended.