Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Moz, Mar 14, 2014.
Which academy? I'm jealous of your lifestyle.
Sounds awesome, good luck. BTW how much does tuition cost for said school?
Spin - Global Tennis Team.
Dlk - thanks. They don't advertise prices so I'd better not say!
You livin the life man! Good for you!
will you have the RV parked at the academy and live in it? seems logical. you can always shower and take a huge poop in the locker room. ....and they would easily give you permission to park the RV there.
ohhh man check this out....
you should get a tennis company to wrap the RV with an advertisement for some tennis stuff. They can pay you and you will also get free gear. look into it
It turned out getting a campervan the size of ours to Mallorca is next to impossible, even though there's loads of room to park it. I'm living in at the academy - meals and room included. The cost is reasonable and it's a lot more comfortable / convenient.
I've considered the RV wrap before, thanks for the prod though.
Had my first day yesterday - had the coach to myself for the two 1.5hours of tennis and another coach to myself for the hour of fitness. Great fun, very hard work but I slept well.
sweet. your wench and wag staying with ya?
No, they're back in the UK. There's no sacrifice if you bring them with you!
Aren't you playing nicely with the other children?
If you have time to give us updates (well, what else are you going to do on Sundays?), I'm most interested in what you're doing during the physical fitness sessions and what they're feeding you. If there's no tuck shop on site, I can see a swift little money maker dealing contraband sweets and pop...
I ended up playing football with the kids on a clay court and then got dumped out of the first round of the table tennis tournament.
The contraband sweets could be a real money maker.
I've had two fitness session and three 1.5hr tennis sessions so far - all individuals. I also went for a long ride in the Mallorcan mountains on Sunday.
The fitness sessions have a significant pre-hab element, but are hard as so far they've been after tennis.
Oddball (non cylindrical ball fed by trainer) catching 4 * 10 w / 20 secs rest.
Front and side lunges on skateboard.
Shoulder dumbbell prehab.
One legged swiss ball pull ins from bridge position.
2 * 50 secs front bridge from swissball.
Side bridge w / 15 * external rotator cuff dumbbell raises, 15 * side shoulder raise, 10 * elbowing rotations.
Rowing stump Lump: 2 * 8 (backhand and forehand).
Powerplate: Bridge 20 secs, 1 legged bridge 10 secs each side, Hip pops * 20.
Hanging thing: 2 * (20 * run, 10 * side waggle each side, 10 * knee ups to side each side)
There were a few other things but I was too knackered to remember.
On Saturday it was less stressful.
Lots of balance exercises, dynamic stretches, elastic band prehab and static stretches.
11:00 - 12:30 Tennis
12:30 - 13:30 Physical fitness.
18:00 - 19:30 Tennis w / a different coach.
They have a cook who comes in and serves plated food. Cooked meals for lunch and dinner - meat, two veg etc.
Breakfast is fruit, toast and anything I bought from the supermarket.
Forgot to say - the tennis doesn't include any warm-ups. You're expected to warm-up beforehand and be ready. The young kids here have insane work ethic and concentration - and have to run laps if their concentration wavers.
View from room balcony.
Club from a distance.
Ride on Sunday.
In the top picture, what is that stuff on the court divider fences?
Thanks for the pictures and updates.
Some sort of plastic leaf camouflage!
OMG that balcony view is right on the court. Sweet.
Who's that weird looking dude on the bike?
Me, but my Dad didn't recognise me!
By the way I'll be writing a more detailed log of what my training consists of. PM or visit my blog if you want to be added to that distribution list which will be by email.
It looks great
Moz, I posted a few action photos from Mallorca... next time I'll get some video. Cheers!
MOZ are you still travelling and playing events?
Cheers Navigator, I'll check it out.
Gut4 - I've been working and training at an academy in Spain for the last 7 months so not had a chance to play many events. Will probably hit the road next year again.
cool. good luck.
do you still have the motor home, dog and girlfriend?
Good stuff mate!
If your ever planning on playing Aegon Ilkley Grass up here, your RV can be parked on my driveway
Gut4 - still have all 3 - the gorlfriend has shown remarkable tolerance.
Thanks RikH. I'm allergic to grass court tennis but may play some this year...
I've met the van. Unless you like in a stately home with accompanying quarter mile of driveway, it probably can't.
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