Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Widnes Tennis Academy, this Weekend and training.

I have heard back from Widnes Tennis Academy regarding the tennis competition on the 11th December and its a postal event only, so yesterday I posted the completed form and will follow it up either later on today or tomorrow.
I have not managed to line up any tennis competitions for this weekend, so for the first time in approximately 3 months I will not be competing this weekend. This could be a good thing because there are a couple of areas that need improving, and others that I would like to brush up on to improve my game further.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Bolton Arena - 26th November

The tennis competition today had a change in format, all the previous competitions I have entered have been compass draws, but today it was a round robin.
I played well but my serve which is a strong part of my game let me down (I will be practising it for at least 2 hours tomorrow).
I had a couple of very close matches and finished in 11th place (I think).
My game is improving so I am happy and I may even get a few more points on the LTA leaderboard!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Widnes Tennis Academy 11/12/11

I have applied for another grade 5 tennis competition, but this time at Widnes Tennis Academy, on the 11th December.
I have never played there before and its outside our County, so may not be accepted, but I have applied with plenty of time to spare so this may go in my favour.
Next weekend is looking very quiet on the competition front so may not be competing, but this will give me plenty of time to improve my tennis skills.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Tennis Competition, Bolton Arena 18/12/11

I am playing tennis in the Orange competition this Saturday at Bolton Arena and hoping to do a little better than last time I was there. I have also applied for there next competition on the 18th December.
The grade 5 at Ryecroft Park Tennis Club was cancelled, but will apply for the next competition they hold.

Friday, 18 November 2011

LTA Leaderboards - I'm on one of them

What a shock, I'm 17th on the LTA Lancashire County 9 & Under Leaderboard.
I'm very happy because this is my first proper season of playing tennis competitively and my game does need work, but I am improving all the time.
My next goal is to become an Orange 1 which is going to be very difficult, but I'm going to add another goal which is to hold on to my 17th position or even improve it.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Tennis competition - Ryecroft Park Tennis Club

I have applied to play at Ryecroft Park Tennis Club on Saturday.
Its a grade 5 and in the Cheshire County. I am from Lancashire, so may not be accepted on this basis.
There is another competition on Saturday that I may apply for it this one is declined but the closing date is tomorrow.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Lancashire Health and Racquets Club - Today

I did manage to get a place playing today at Lancashire Health and Racquets Club.
All the players were sorted by rating which was good, I had a couple of very close and enjoyable games.
My overall game is definitely improving and am looking forward to my next competition.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Competitions this weekend - not looking good

I may not be playing in any tennis competitions this weekend. I cannot find any in the county for Saturday, and Sunday is a long shot.
I had applied 3 days ago to play at Lancashire Health and Racquets and the reply was 'I will confirm later on today or tomorrow if Oliver can play' and we have still not had a reply so it looks like its a no, but thats how it goes. Next time I will apply earlier and hopefully be accepted.
So, I have just applied to play at Ribble Valley Tennis Centre, but with it being such a late entry I would not be surprised if it was declined.
I am going to have to done some searching/applying for next weekend but may have Sunday off because its my birthday.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Manchester Tennis Centre - 3 Wins

My game started to come together today, I did have a little dip with a lot of double faults and poor backhands but as the day progressed I got better.
I managed to win 3 of my 4 matches and should have won the one I lost, but thats how it goes.
I am very happy because my game is going in the right direction, which is better.
I am looking forward to my next competition, must get some applications sent out.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Heaton Mersey Tennis Club - Runner Up

I took a while to get warmed up, but then played some good tennis. The weaker areas of my game are slowly improving but my forehand and positioning on the ball still need some work.
It was only a small round robin competition but I finished in 2nd position.
I am looking forward to tomorrow and hoping I can play well and get a few more wins.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Two tennis competitions this weekend

I will only be playing in two tennis competitions this weekend, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.
South Ribble Tennis Centre have postponed there competition for unknown reasons, so I will be playing at Heaton Mersey Tennis Club on Saturday and Manchester Tennis Centre on Sunday.
My game is improving all the time, so hopefully I should get a few wins this weekend.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Tennis competitions - 05/11/11

I have applied for 2 tennis competitions/match plays on Saturday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
The morning competition is at Heaton Mersey Tennis Club where I have never played before and the afternoon will be at South Ribble Tennis Centre. I played there a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it.
It will be a very busy weekend if I can play both these competitions because on Sunday I am playing at Manchester Tennis Centre.