Playing with optimism, 100% all in, feeling great about my tennis. Discovering something of self, more than I expected and beyond the tennis court. Weds 18 – Just before 7am. I slide my feet into the pedals of the exercise bike.
The January tennis diaries part 1
Past the mid point of the off season now. The first competition of the new year is pencilled in for early January. Pleased with progress and worried in equal measure, that I should be doing more. Winter training week 9 – as it
Running knows it is doing a fine job in keeping the motivational fires burning while tennis is taking its seasonal break. Rain lashes the windows, driven by the gusting wind, seemingly without pause this past week. It’s not the weather
I hear the ball off my opponents racket, but see nothing against the trees and the bright light of the sun bouncing off the damp court until the ball bounces beside me. Weds 16th Lesson – concentrated on movement and hitting
Time to reflect on the season just gone and set a course for next season Offseason training week one. In truth not a lot happens tennis wise, save for some mental gymnastics and internal dialogue. I hover willingly in this
It’s a really enjoyable session, just when I was thinking I might be losing my enjoyment for the game a little after a few weeks away. Mon 3rd October Today’s practice cancelled as we have to take one of the dogs to
A beautiful sunny morning, with only a light breeze. Most other courts in use as well. It’s how I would imagine a perfect day to begin.
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
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,