Lifelong tennis participant Judy Curran was struck by a fish, which fell from the sky, whereas competing in Perth.
Perth, Australia, 18 Could 2023 | Leigh Rogers
What’s the strangest factor to ever occur to you on a tennis court docket?
Cottesloe Tennis Membership member Judy Curran has arguably probably the most random story to inform.
Curran, who turns 88 subsequent month, was hit by a fish (sure, a fish!) mid-match final week.
“We had been simply ending a set at round 11 o’clock final Tuesday morning once I heard a little bit of commotion and subsequent factor I do know, I acquired hit by a fish,” Curran instructed tennis.com.au.
“It landed on my proper cheek. It didn’t actually damage, but it surely did give me a little bit of a fright.”
Curran, who admits she was in disbelief when she realised what had occurred, believes the fish was dropped from the sky by a chook.
Fellow membership members reported seeing an osprey on the time being chased by Australian ravens above the Cottesloe courts, that are positioned near Perth’s picturesque Cottesloe Seaside.
“It’s actually not one thing that occurs each day,” laughed Curran, who has been a member on the membership for near 4 many years.
Regardless of the interruption, which left Curran lined “with just a little little bit of blood”, she completed her match.
Curran believes the fish might have been swooped that morning from a neighborhood fisherman’s basket.
So Curran took the fish, a tailor measuring 32 centimetres in size and weighing about 1.5 kilograms, dwelling and ate it for dinner.
“It was completely scrumptious,” she stated.
For the reason that incident, Curran has turn out to be fairly the native movie star. She has appeared on the entrance web page of The POST newspaper and been interviewed about her expertise on ABC Perth radio.
“In my octogenarian years I’ve by no means been on the radio earlier than. I’ve by no means even referred to as up talkback radio,” Curran stated. “So, it has been a bit overwhelming.”
However the flying fish has not deterred Curran from stepping again on court docket.
The lifelong tennis participant, who says she most enjoys the camaraderie and social side of the game, remains to be competing a number of instances per week.
“I attempt to not play on consecutive days and three units is my restrict now,” she stated. “However I nonetheless like it.”
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