A day trip to Bournemouth and a rare win
I had initially downplayed the win. Now my brain is saying be proud and I gain a little spring to my step. Mon 30th May British Clay Court Championships – West Hants Club, Bournemouth. A 46 player draw for the
ITF 200 Halton – reasons to be cheerful!
I lead 2-1. This is the best start I have ever made to a tennis match – ever! Monday 16th Its that good, good, feeling of jogging to the tennis club for a Monday 8am lesson. The 10 minute jog,
English Indoor Senior Tennis Championships – ITF 400 – April 2022
We stepped from the warmth of the Giggling Squid out into the now cool dusk April evening. Thirty minutes later. After a minor wrong turning and a sprint to the convenience store minutes before it closed, two grown men, in
Back in the groove
After a whole month away from the game, three weeks of it on skis in Canada – my step into retirement holiday – it has been surprising how quickly I’ve got back in the groove. That first step back on
British Open Seniors Indoor – Wrexham – February 2022
Weds 16th Racket back from stringing in time for this evening’s doubles in the dome. I am promised more spin and more power as we tweak the spec. That sounds like magic. And as promised there is more power and
Stirring from winter hibernation as first ITF draws near
This week I received confirmation that I am in the draw for the British Open Championships taking place at Wrexham later in the month. With a maximum entry of 32 for each age group I am the 28th in the
Three good days at the end of January
Nearing the end of the month and the numbers are looking good across all areas of training. I have worked hard on anticipation, moving backwards and forwards on the court and consistency. Unforced errors have definitely been down this month.
End of season review 2021: the numbers and other important stuff
This has been the most enjoyable tennis year of my tennis life. Not the most successful season results wise, just the most enjoyable. I wasn’t expecting to write those words. Maybe winning and losing are not the only measures of
Full moon and Omicron rising, secret squirrels, red dragons and running again.
Training block: Weeks 5 and 6. Little to report. Very much like weeks three and four. I will spare you the details. Week 7 Mon 13th Omicron is gathering pace. I decide to skip this evening’s men’s session as its