A future Thai Volleyball star?

Little boys and girls are obviously different and there is always that standard “girls play with dolls and boys play with balls” thing I had heard about and witnessed but even so, I have been surprised at my son, Jacob.

With no encouragement from me, his entire life, apart from food and sleep seems to revolve around tractors, planes, helicopters, cars and balls. Ping Pong balls, Aussie Rules balls but most fun of all is the good old soccer ball as it least it bounces straight! Such a different lot of interests compared to his sisters at the same age.

I remember blogging something similar about him two years ago when he was only just 12 months old.

Kicking the ball with his older cousins is always a great way to spend an afternoon. Well for him anyway!

Kicking the ball with his older cousins is always a great way to spend an afternoon. Well for him anyway!

Sometimes you don't quite connect properly.

Sometimes you don’t quite connect properly.

Yet other times you get the timing perfect and that sweet spot never felt so good.

Yet other times you get the timing perfect and that sweet spot never felt so good.

Volleyball has always been very popular in Thailand but with the recent success of the national women’s team at the Asian Championships where they won the gold medal all of a sudden it seems everyone is playing it.

Jacob watched with interest before deciding it was time to have a go as well.

Get your hands in the right position.

Get your hands in the right position.

Bend your knees and keep your eyes on the ball,

Bend your knees and keep your eyes on the ball,

Whoops, a little too early and over the back it goes.

Whoops, a little too early and over the back it goes.

This is harder then it looks!

This is harder then it looks!


Perhaps I should keep my eyes open?

Perhaps I should keep my eyes open?

Nah, keep them closed. Practise makes perfect!

Nah, keep them closed. Practise makes perfect!

3 Responses to A future Thai Volleyball star?

  1. I can remember when my Hamstring would stretch that far, it was a fair while ago

  2. very cute! He’s definitely a boy’s boy!

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