Saturday, 29 October 2011

Tennis rating has moved to Orange 2

My tennis rating is now Orange 2, my next goal is to become an Orange 1.
This is going to be harder than previous rating changes because I have to play a minimum of 40 matches and have 20 wins against Orange 1 or 2 players.
I'm just going to keep improving, competing and trying my best, that is all I can do and hopefully achieve my next goal.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Bellingham Tennis Club - 1 win

After a mix up on the start time and the rain staying away (just), I managed to play.
All the players were very good and I managed to win one of my matches.
My forehand has improved since the last time I played but my serve still needs practise, as I did quite a few double faults today.

Monday, 24 October 2011

The Northern - Tennis competition

Only managed one win today. The weaker areas of my game are improving, but today, my serve which is a stronger part let me down. It was due to tiredness because of all the hard work I am doing to try and improve.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Chorley Open

Mixed play today, but I think I ended up being the runner up in the consolation draw.
I am happy because I won a match at a grade 4 competition which I have never done before. I could have won more matches but there's always next time.
I just need to keep training hard and competing. My results are gradually getting better with the odd blip.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Bellingham Tennis Club 27/10/11

I have applied to play in a competition at Bellingham Tenis Club on the 27th October.
I have never played there before so am looking forward to it, I think it has a lot of players and is quite a large club.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The Northern Mini Orange Tennis Competition 24/10/11

Next Monday I will be playing tennis at The Northern.
I have played there before in a Mini Red Tennis event, its a nice place and last time I was made to feel welcome, lets hope it goes as well this time.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Manchester Tennis Centre Competitions

I have applied for the next two grade 6 competitions at Manchester Tennis Centre.
The dates are 06/11/11 and 11/12/11.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Just one win today

Did not play my best today but still won a match against a higher rated player.
I served well but my forehand shots kept going high and long, I need to practise it before next weekend.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

South Ribble Tennis Competition - 2 Wins

Played some good tennis today and won 2 matches.
I am very pleased because I know that one of the players I beat was an Orange 2, which is a better rating than mine.
Looking forward to tomorrow and hope I can win more matches.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Playing (again) on Sunday at Esporta Lancashire

After a late entry to Alex at Lancashire Health and Racquets, I will be competing on Sunday. Thank you for accepting our entry that was a day late.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Ormskirk Tennis Competition - Cancelled

We have just received an email regarding the tennis competition on Sunday - Its been cancelled due to insufficient entries.
I'm a bit disappointed and its too late to find anything else, but thats tennis.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Monday, 10 October 2011

Tennis comp 16/10/11 - Ormskirk (Manchester Tennis Centre - entry declined)

My application to play at Manchester Tennis Centre was turned down, so after a quick search we found a competition at Ormskirk Tennis Centre and applied, and they approved it (Thank you Rob), so this weekend I am playing on Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

My play is improving

I am starting to play better in competitions, today I was not successful in winning but did win a set in 3 of my matches.
My game is getting better, so I am happy, hopefully I will win a match next Saturday.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Tennis competition - South Ribble - Entry accepted

On the 15th I will be playing in the orange mini tennis competition at South Ribble tennis centre, my entry has been accepted.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Tennis Competition Entry - South Ribble Tennis Centre

I have applied for a tennis competition on 15/10/11 at South Ribble Tennis Centre.
I have never played there before, so I am hoping they will accept my entry.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Tennis competition entry submitted for David Lloyd Chorley Open

I have applied for the David Lloyd Chorley Open on the 23rd October.
I have been practising rallying the ball and keeping the power down as this has been the weaker part of my game.
Looking forward to the competition on Sunday.