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.
Worked with Louis today. 5-7, 5-0
Only seeing the Kinesiologist and Massage therapist now.
One muscle still not actively engaging.
Doing my medicine ball sets while sitting in the den. I missed one week in court over the last three. Very busy with my business, work and Masters.
Louis and I at NVTC. Tough time. 3-6, 4-0.
UBC Dubs. Worked hard. Avoided the overheads. Worked on recovery, position and top spin. I did okay. It is all coming back but there are current moments of greater inconsistency. Realized my raquet was not cocked when serving. Phew. Glad that came back easy.
Still working hard with off court training. The missing muscles are coming back.
Just loving the game.
I am back in the game.
Went out for a two hour hit yesterday. Served overhead.
Four previous weeks were one hour sessions Light hits. Nothing overhead, and no serves.
Yesterday I tested myself and I passed. I woke up with a sore muscle in my right arm and a tight mid section in my back. Worked on core today.
Now to work back up to three or four sessions a week. No tournaments until the summer of 2018. Rehab for a long time still.