Quarterly Seniors legerdemain/dexterity/agility - eye/brain/hand challenges at 4 venues to:

* Retain your driver’s licence longer and not clobber some innocent sod

* Hit a golf ball straight sometimes

* Imbibe more alcohol longer, retain your amigos compadres and not get ejected from venues

* Delay dementia and stay north of terra firma longer


Four local council and/or community venues and dates:

Tues, 8 Oct. 10am to midday - table tennis at Ku'ring'gai Council Chambers, Pymble

Fri, 18th Oct, from 10am - pickleball at Ryde Community Sports Centre, Kent Road, North Ryde or Thurs 19th Sept from 6:30pm Abbotsleigh College Main Gym off Gate 1

Tues, 22nd Oct from 10:15am -  shuttlecock, badminton, backyard cricket at Kingsford Smith Oval, Longueville

Fri, 1st Nov from 10am for Bocce, juggling test, balance test, ten pin bowls, hitting a tennis ball revolving on a poll and catching a baseball - Coal Loader Reserve, Balls Head Drive, Waverton


*   table tennis

*   shuttlecock and badminton

*   pickleball - Rules of the Game 2 min videoHow to score - Facebook - Meetup

*   backyard cricket and catching a baseball

*   juggling 2 tennis balls for 20 secs, balance exercises eg. stand on one leg for 1 min, then other leg

*   Bocce/Pallino - How to play

*   Lawn ten pin bowls


*   Bare foot bowls midweek at Lidcombe Bowling Club - $10 -  Everything supplied - Free coaching




How to Play Pickleball - 3 min video   

What is Pickleball and How do you Play?

Winning doubles team is the first to 11 points with a lead of two points.  You keep serving until you lose a point.  Only score a winning point when serving, thereby no point for winning a point when receiving. But you win the right to serve.

13 Common Beginner Pickleball Mistakes And How To Fix Them

Pickleball each Thurs 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Abbotsleigh Girls School, Pacific H'way Wahroonga.  Cost $10.  Beginner bats available.  Three indoor courts.  Enter main gym via Gate 1 off Neringah Ave

Pickleball each Friday 10.00am – 1pm. Ryde Community Sports Centre, Kent Road, North Ryde.  Cost $10 includes a shower. Four indoor courts, plenty of parking.




Sufficient vertical timber around the base of the 'Seniors legerdemain/dexterity/agility' trophy exists to distinguish each quarterly winner (on a 32mm x 30mm shield) for 20 future years.

        Fellow Holy Family School Lindfield classmates, Tony H. and Tony Z. also recall classmates getting a Red Star stamped on the forehead by Sister Anthony in Kindergarten and Mother Thedais in 1st Class, if they did something Super Special, to display their Red Star on their forehead with pride when their mother picked them up at 3pm. 

Red Stars are replaced by Black Metal Shields with the Qtly Winner's name to impress mum.

Winner's are those who take these eye/brain/hand challenges earnestly, due to heeding the signs to improve their agility/alertness, and thereby avoid falling off the perch, as many folk from earlier generations did.  When we were Only Knee High to a Grasshopper, MenFolk in their 50s and 60s fell off the perch.  Too often with no one knowing why!


Enterprising physiotherapists are offering classes for Old Folk to sign up to Oil Their Joints.

Physiotherapy and Older People

Physiotherapists for older people - The Physio Co

ABC1 Catalyst presented in August 2019 two programmes on Old Folk staying down here sharper and for longer:

Staying Younger For Longer: Brain  - Air Date: Tuesday, 20 August

Staying Younger For Longer: Body Air Date: Tuesday, 13 August

Community facilities offered by Local Councils, both gymnasiums indoor and sporting ovals outdoors, together with some private schools, means that with the support of your mates, you can jump the gun to stay young!


If you fail any contests, you have to pledge to give up alcohol -

*  until your adroitness/nimbleness returns; or
*  empirical evidence establishes dementia 'beyond reasonable hope of recovery'.