Parade turned into a bit of a demon on the tennis court last week, and this demonic streak resulted in a slew of choice profanities and a broken racquet.
The funny thing is that Parade had a clear five games to one lead and snapped simply because he missed a simple volley.
Sport is certainly an activity that plays well to one’s competitive tendencies, but sometimes that desire to win takes away the enjoyment of taking part in a fun activity.
It isn’t uncommon to see even the most elite sportspeople lose their cool, but when they do, they’re faced with scrutiny from a far larger audience.
Take Nick Kyrgios for example, someone Parade played in the same national tennis tournament as a few years back.
If you put in a Google search for Kyrgios, the first story you’re greeted with is not about his tennis but his mental health.
Kyrgios reflects in the article on his recent struggles with mental health and injuries, and how he is speaking with two psychologists to help calm his demons.
He also acknowledged that finding solace in meditation and reflection has helped calm his mind.
Parade should really consider practicing meditation before another innocent racquet meets its maker.
Free Slurpees on 7-Eleven Day
Today marks 7-Eleven Day, and participating stores in Bathurst will be offering free Slurpees and coffee with any purchase.
The Bathurst community also has the chance to win $711 every hour for 24 hours by posting celebratory photos on Facebook and Instagram with the tag ‘#7ElevenDay.’
7-Eleven stores throughout Australia are expected to give away around 300,000 large Slurpees, regular coffees, iced coffees and coffee melts throughout the day.
The event is a celebration of 7-Eleven’s customers and team members, and is one of the most anticipated days of the year for the company.
To join in on the fun, visit a 7-Eleven store in Bathurst today, located at the corner of Stewart and Browning Streets and on Sydney Road in Kelso, and have a happy 7-Eleven Day!