I can't believe i hadn't posted about my tennis life here !!!
well..here it is..i've been interested in tennis from 2007..& was interested in PLAYING tennis from June 2009( after fed won that epic wimbledon against Roddick..
I've downloaded a lot of matches & i enjoy watching Federer, roddick, Djokovic, Fernando Gonzalez, Tsonga & borg's matches..
My First experience of playing tennis was in sometime during July 2009..i & one of my friend( roddick fan) went to play on a hardcourt with some cheap rackets
...that court was pretty unused & didn't even have net..we fooled around for some time & stopped after 3 hours !! after that, we used to go to that darn useless court every sunday, tie a rope between the two poles( where they tie the net) & play whatever we could !! My friend used to play tennis in his childhood , so he was better than me !! He currently Plays National Level Badminton Matches !!
I tasted the real tennis in April 2010 when i joined a tennis club after much persuasion to Dad !! It costed $14 per month & the court was kinda clay ! its a mixture between the clay & hardcourt..its called the Indian clay
.I purchased a cheap wilson racquet only to find out that my coach requested me to return the racquet to get a much better one.. i have so fond memories of that racquet..i even have photos of me posing with racquet( like hitting Forehand, Backhand, slicing..
Anyways, i returned the racquet & got myself a HEAD TITANIUM TI3000 !! MAn, that was an awesome racquet !! i continued playing tennis until May 2011 when the first test came !!
There was a state level match organised in my city & i thought: what the heck,i'll participate & gain experience !
i submitted the fees & after 2 days, the draw released..My opponent : my coach !!
i lost the 1st round..6-2..
but at that moment, i realized if i could improve my game & my mental position, i could make an impact !!
i joined another club( as it was cheap & better !!
) It costs $30 for 3 months !! This club had some good players & a great coach !!
i tried to soak up as much tennis as possible !!
>>Fast forward>> October 2011>> another state level tourny was organized..i participated & went till semis !!
i also won a local tourny during november 2011 & the prize money was $100 ( approx) !!
I play tennis everyday( 7 days a week) from 6.30 AM to 9 AM !:)
But currently, i discontinued tennis due to exams..i haven't played from February..& i m planning to rejoin tennis club on 24th April !!
My Details !!
Age : 20
Current Res: India
Height: 170 cms approx.
Weight: when i was playing tennis, around 65 -68 KG..now around 74 kg !!
Playing style : Right handed. like to volley during singles..both defensive & aggresive play suits me..but i feel aggresive is better for me..
Forehand: Right handed one handed..perhaps my strongest play !!
Backhand: i had a one handed backhanded, but then switched to two handed for more stability & power( on advice of coach)..
Skill on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being extreme beginner and 10 being my goal to reach..i'd say overall i am around 7 or 7.5
First Serve: speed :6 Consistency : 5
Second Serve : speed :4.5 or 5 Consistency : 8..i hardly double fault coz i hardly take risks..
Speed : 7 ..
since i changed my backhand style, its pretty weak now..& believe it or not, i hate overheads..i somehow mis**t them 60% of the times..
i love to hit the one handed backhanded slices & the drop shot..
i won't comment on my mental strength, but i can say this..i get a little pissed off if i commit silly mistakes..( i tend to show it too by throwing my cap :whistle:or criticizing myself )
i am trying to work on my mental strength though..
i like to play doubles, but not as much as singles..i prefer sngles more..
My current racquet : PROKENNEX STAR-ACE !! I don't the specs correctly
now comes the main part..since i've been away from playing tennis for around 3 months( Feb, march & also april ) now..
i seem to collected excess flab/weight..
my current weight is around 74-76 kgs..
i am mainly concerned with my thighs..they're disgustingly fat..
can you guys suggest any exercises i can do in my home to reduce the excess fat
?? for example, i jog up & down 105 stairs for 2-4 times a day..
i need to get in shape asap..since i am planning to resume tennis play from april 24, i need to shed at least4 kgs if possible before i can play..
any help would be greatly appreciated..
Thanks for taking time to read my journal..
hope you liked it..
i'll try to update it as frequently as possible..