Got a new frame so my glasses are good and i am back in business. Can I have one point for pure craziness? I am up at 5:15 to go play tennis for two hours because we both have stuff to do from 8am onwards.. And I am as active and excited as I am every time I play tennis.
I got up at 5:30 am and drove 45 minutes a couple weeks ago to play doubles with some 3.0/3.5 players.
I don't call it craziness, I call it desperate to get on court.
Either way, you both get points for doing what you have to to get on the court............and nice playing Pawan!
Thank you! I must say, I am the kinda person who looks at something thats 99% correct and analyzes what happened to that missing 1% - I have been brought up that way and thats the way I generally function - happy only with the max. But I am very satisfied with my tennis. I have clearly not reached any superhigh level but I am at the level I expected myself to be at the end of summer - and I still have a good two months left to improve. We played today too, 6-3 6-1 6-1. Basically if he plays anything but his best, this is now the typical scoreline - and playing as close to best as possible every single time is where me and my friend are/were lacking and trying to improve upon. We are also doing drills now, specifically and I am sure its helping. I also am the kind of person who thinks doing and trying while you are doing it in real case situation is the best way to improve hence the reason we mostly play sets and work on stuff during sets - it has its pros and cons. Surely you wont be trying dramatically new stuff when you are trying to win.. so anyway now we are also doing drills every two days or so. Drills were my friend's idea so if it pays off thanks to him.
Today, after the sets, we worked on our baseline consistency depth and placement and power by playing a 20 point tiebreaker except start the point off by just hitting it over isntead of serving it over the net. We stayed on the baseline and I think it helped me realize a lot about my footwork (or lack of it..)
I got to watch the final today - with a crowd - with my cousins (I mentioned them a few weeks ago) who were also here - Sopcast had this channel with clear (very cleary 480kbps or something like that!) English commentary for the match and it was a joy! Reminded me of the days when we used to watch cricket like that, a bunch of people, nervously sitting at the end of our seats, jumping shouting...
I am happy!