After six years of tertiary education and numerous part-time positions within sport and recreation, Daniel secured an ideal full time role within local government in November 2010.
Away from work, Daniel has 18 years of cricket experience under his belt and has coached and served on committees at numerous clubs. He also plays baseball in winter and is again a member of the club committee.
Sport and recreation is an obvious interest for Daniel and his articles reflect that, especially his knowledge of cricket and football.
The owner, manager and editor in chief of Pen & Paper Sports, Daniel hopes to see the site grow from strength to strength in the future.
As I sit back on my lounge chair to watch the tennis, I am forever infuriated with the grunting and screaming that is taking place. Having loved tennis for many years, it is getting to the point where I would rather watch two flies scrawl up a wall than watch the tennis. And it is because of you, Ms Sharapova and Ms Azarenka, that you have brought me to this.
There is no place for your behaviour on a tennis court and you are turning people away from this sport quicker than you win tennis matches. You are unfairly cheating and making it very difficult for your opponent to concentrate at the other end. I don’t mind the odd grunt or scream, however every point. Even when you defend a backhand slice into play, you grunt and scream. Your behaviour is making more noise on Twitter than Kim Kardashian’s divorce. That’s right.
The biggest C grade celebrity is getting less attention than you and your antics. I understand the mental and physical toll tennis takes on your body. However, you cannot in any way justify your behaviour. If you were up the other end, how would you feel having to listen to it. The game of tennis is not loved and admired by everyone, so let’s make sure that the people that do enjoy it don’t put it on mute or worse yet, turn it off and watch something else.
I'm Joel Clarke and this Grinds My Gears!
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