Dennis Hill is preparing for his biggest sporting moment.
And the 90-year-old lawn bowler plans to take the occasion in his stride.
Mr Hill plays for Lawn Tennis White in Victoria's Western District Bowls Division. And on Saturday he'll play in the grade five elimination final.
The Warrnambool man, who arrived from England via boat as a young adult and still carries his Yorkshire accent, has played for 21 years before earning this finals chance.
"I am looking forward to it," Hill said. "That's the only thing I do, take it in my stride. We'll be trying our best. We can't do any more than that."
Hill, who had open heart surgery five years ago, had planned to make this his pennant swansong.
But the friendly joker is now reconsidering.
"I reckon I was going to play social bowls next year and give pennant away but I will just have to see how I am going," he said.
"If I feel up to it (playing pennant again) I will."
Hill moved to Warrnambool from Melbourne 21 years ago with wife Barbara.
He was a relative latecomer to bowls, trying the sport in his late 60s. "Better late than never," he quipped.
Hill started at the now defunct St John's Bowling Club before moving, like many other members, to Lawn Tennis in 2012-13 when their former club shut its doors.
"A neighbour across the street got Dennis to go to bowls to see if he would enjoy it," Barbara said of her husband's introduction to the sport.
Hill, who uses bowls sent from England from his late brother Trevor, plays social bowls at Lawn Tennis twice a week and pennant on Saturdays.
"I get on really well with everybody more or less so I enjoy it," he said. "It is a great club. Everybody is really friendly."