entering a tournament oncei heal advice plz

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  1. mahouFuji

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    umm after my hand heals from my surgery prolly in 1 more week imma enter a upcoming tournament but.... ive been changing everything about my style of play except my forehand... i switch from 2 handed backhand to one and continental backhand to semi eastern so i might have kinda a hard time..... especially since ive been outta tennis for like 3weeks plz gimme advice
     
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  2. Bagumbawalla

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    Need more info. What hand do you hold the racket with? Which hand was injured and how/to what extent. What level do you play at? Have you been running/staying in shape? What is your style of play? How has this affected you?
     
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  3. andyroddick's mojo

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    hey, you live in honolulu hawaii? are you ranked in the state? play tennis for school?
     
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  4. mahouFuji

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    no im not ranked yet and yea i play for school whu're u?? and im right handed and my rights injured
     
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  5. AngeloDS

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    You really need to plan things ahead; don't go on a whim (if you're serious about it). If you're going to enter a tournament be sure to prepare for it way before. Physically, mentally and technique-wise.

    All you can really do is just play how you play. You have nothing to lose really so there shouldn't be any pressure.

    For me, I plan a tournament 2-3 weeks in advance and eat right, hit about 3-4 hours a day and make my day a schedule. Hit from this time to this time, eat at this time, work out at this time, sleep at this time, wake up at this time etc.
     
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  6. Bagumbawalla

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    Well, based on the limited information. I would say, if you feel ready/ fit enough to play the tournament, you should use it as a king of practice session to test your new style of play. Just see how you do and make adjustments from there.

    Being off for a while and having a bad hand, I wouldn't think you should expect too much-- but you never know. If you are otherwise in good shape and your new style works out, anything might happen.

    Good luck,

    B
     
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  7. andyroddick's mojo

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    i go to iolani, what school do you play for?
     
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  8. mahouFuji

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    well i might have to go back to two handed if they start hitting it seriously at me..... btw im totally in shape i ran my recent mile in 5:35 and i do a lot of physical training and iolani kid are u marco?
     
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