The Australian Open 2019 Experience

I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Melbourne for the Australian Open 2019 (AO). I remember training and competing at Melbourne Park as a professional, and it certainly has a sort of magnetic feel about it. I was always there just prior to the event or once the event had concluded, so I wondered... Continue Reading →

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Macquarie Uni AMT Gold

One thing that has remained constant in my life is how much I enjoy playing the game of tennis. I had been contemplating a return to competitive tennis throughout the year, however I just couldn’t find the balance between feeling physically able to compete, finding the right event and the time. Along came November and... Continue Reading →

Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number

I turn 30 in just over 9 months time. I honestly cannot believe how fast my 20s went. I remember being a teenager and desperately wanting to turn 20 and put all the “teenage drama” behind me. There were so many ups and downs, much similar to a roller coaster. I just knew that once... Continue Reading →

Lessons From My European Travels

I remember a time when you relied upon people by either a confirmation over the phone, on face value or via email. Days, weeks and even months would go by but it didn’t matter as you gave someone your word. You were only as good as keeping your word. I grew up with this understanding... Continue Reading →

Why Is Clay Court Tennis Different?

Tennis is perhaps one of the only sports that requires an athlete to compete on more than four different surfaces throughout one season. Just off the top of my head, you have Plexicushion (Australian Open), Har-Tru (Green Clay, Charleston Open), Red Clay (French Open and Europe), Natural Grass (Wimbledon, England and Netherlands), Deco-Turf (US Open,... Continue Reading →

NSW Age Gold JT

The tournament season continues with my students James, Jordan and Jayden Chen and Sonia Joudo competing at the NSW Age Gold JT. After another great effort in his last tournament and a fantastic session with me, James is continuing to develop his all court game extremely well. The process of developing your game is a... Continue Reading →

Nepean Junior Gold JT

The tournament phase is set to continue this week for my students James Chen, Jordan Chen and Jayden Chen. Earlier this month at the Nepean Easter Open, I noted areas such as confidence, competitiveness and court awareness as key performance indicators during the matches they played. We went back to the drawing board once again,... Continue Reading →

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