A good hit today. shoulder is still in. Did not do my band exercises or any exercises for that matter over the last three weeks. I was working on my masters. Full time in school with about 4 to 6 hours of sleep each night. It killed me. At this time I only feel sad. I know it will go away but at this time it feels like it won’t. Hitting took me out of the sadness today. The requirement to focus on the ball took me away. I always had tennis to take me away from the real world but this time I needed it.
Miss hits in the beginning. Shoulder felt good on the backhands. I felt like I was training. I felt like I was getting ready for competition. But it was just a quick hit. Shoulder felt like it is almost there. I think just a couple of weeks more and then it is back to the workout routine, core exercises, chair drills and a little more on court time.
Thanks for the hit Trevor!!
Played a ladder match with Ben again. This time he took it. 4-6 Good job Ben!
Ladder match with Denise. Denise informed me that our matches are pro sets to 10. 0-10 Hell of a job Denise.
A good hit with Erica. Thanks 3-2.
I had not played since last week. But at least having played last week my warm up much better. My able bodied opponent hit well but lacked it on the serve. A few hard hitting rallies in the match. Once he was warmed up his serve provided him with some ace points. My shots were pretty good. I enjoyed the match. Thanks Ben
Ladder match. 31 days since I last played. Work work and work. If I wasn’t working I was in pain. Did not work out for four weeks.
QE ladder match tonight. Louis was my opponent. My friend and hitting partner was now my nemesis. I am guessing by now I have played a dozen times in the last ten months. The ten minute warm up did not fair well. I could only go into the match knowing my body would do what it has to. I was getting one in three into the court. My serves were about 80%. Game play started. I was soon down 0-2.
Hard work took it to 3-2 From there is was a battle. Faulting on the wrong points. A battle to the end. 7-5 Many deuces. Many aces on my part. At the start of the eight game my body started doing what it was supposed to. Shots and serves I was proud of.
Good hit. Topspin worked well. Arm did okay. I will have to see if I have pain tomorrow. Looking forward to next weeks hit!
Good hit. No muscle pain today. Two weeks off. Will try two sessions in a few per week in a couple of weeks. Looking forward to that. The tennis psyche is naturally coming back.
Many misshits. But who cares.
All is coming on well in this re-entry to tennis. I played doubles today. Forehand is strong. It is doing what I want it to most of the time. Serve is coming back. Using all serves. Backhand is using the muscles I am trying to bring back. I a using the back hand but not powering up at all. Relying on placement and spin.