Originally Posted by Moz
Having read lots of threads on here about improving your game, playing tournaments etc and currently being between careers in a mid life crisis sort of way I have been inspired to do what I do best. Bugger all.
So from now on I am a full time tennis player. Having not played tennis at all during my 20's and never really been coached as a junior I am giving myself two years to see where I could have ended up. At the end of the 2 years I will have turned 37.
I am currently a 4.5 NTRP and 5.2 LTA Rating and spend my time between the UK (mainly), the USA and perhaps a few others. I will also be playing some over 35's events - that being the lowest official age group for British and International veterans.
Anyway, as you can tell by my ratings I'm not particularly good but determined to improve. If you're bored enough you can follow my exploits at:
Any tips / comments gratefully received.
Good luck with your tennis odyssey!
The best tip I can give you is to ramp this effort up slowly, and see how your body reacts. Most full-time tennis players have built up a solid base of playing tennis and training every day over many years. You're trying to circumvent this step, or at least accelerate it greatly.
Bottom line - be careful about burnout, both physical and mental...