Sup, guys, MTF vet here
I'm 19 and a halfish years old and I'm trying to become a big time tennis player. I just finished my freshman year at UCF in Orlando. This summer, I plan on practicing, training, and going all out 24/7, cause, basically, its all I really got.
I am 5'10, 170, and a speedster around the court. My game is based upon primarily spin and moving my opponents around the court until an opening presents itself and I can proceed to the net. I play right handed. My forehand is my big weapon, its freaking ridiculous. My 2 hand backhand is very solid and I have a killer slice.
My serve is what still needs some work, and I constantly am getting into trouble with it. I swear if I can get everything to work together consistently, I really think I've got a shot. I am rock solid mentally, but physically I still need to get my shit together. Everything in my game is now predicated on just how fit I am. I still have some work to do in the gym, but I've got everything else going for me in terms of tennistic intelligence.
Of course there are snags. The past two years or so have been tough for me, but through it all, tennis has always been there for me. Also the fact that I can barely afford to pay rent and eat food and am doing whatever I can to acquire such funds every month and the mental strain that puts on someone as young as me. It is because of what I had to deal with that I truly feel I have an advantage over anyone I might come up against. I have no fear.
There is a tournament 161 days from now that I plan on winning and propelling myself into the discussion of the next American tennis superstar.
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