Archive | October, 2014

MC a finalist in NZ

10 Oct
For those who know me well, you’d understand that this page is not meant to be a vehicle for chest beating. However sometimes you just need to share the good news. Just got a call from Jamie Parrott Tennis (JPT) International player MC straight off the court from his ITF 18/Under singles semi final in New Zealand.

Michael, a first time semi finalist has gone one better today, beating the top seed Kirrapal Pannu – a player who beat Michael 6 weeks ago in Fiji. MC learnt a lot from that match and we have been working on his aggressiveness and ability to “finish what he started”. Today he did it. Fighting back from a set down to win 6/7, 6/4, 6/2.

Here’s hoping for a photo tomorrow night of MC holding the silverware just like Stan the Man Stanislas Wawrinka here with the 2014 Australian Open trophy.

Great job MC!
The PRO
Photo: For those who know me well, you'd understand that this page is not meant to be a vehicle for chest beating. However sometimes you just need to share the good news. Just got a call from JPT International player MC straight off the court from his ITF semi final in New Zealand.
Michael, a first time semi finalist has gone one better today, beating the top seed - and a player who beat Michael 6 weeks ago in Fiji. MC learnt a lot from that match and we have been working on his aggressiveness and ability to "finish what he started". Today he did it. Fighting back from a set down to win 6/7, 6/4, 6/2. 
Here's hoping for a photo tomorrow night of MC holding the silverware just like Stan the Man Stanislas Wawrinka here with the 2014 Australian Open trophy.
Great job MC!

 

No pain. No gain.

8 Oct

Tennis has┬ábecome a performance athlete sport – gone are the days when you could rely on court craft, guile and cunning. The typical tour player is a professional in all regards. And the off-court component of any training schedule is vital to your success.
When Nick Kyrgios and his team decided he was ending his 2014 campaign due to fatigue and to rest a troublesome left arm injury the key point to take from his lay off was that, yes, he is returning to Canberra to rest…And then will take a seven-week break from tournaments to focus on building more strength and fitness to help him make the next step in his career.
So do like JPT player Marcus is doing here at Bentleigh, and Nick Kyrgios is doing in Canberra – make on court gains with off court work. Set goals, measure them. Aspire. Achieve. And do your best every day. The PRO
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