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Old 05-20-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default Returning to courts after 6 years

Hi there!
I returned to play tennis again after 6 years out of courts. I used to train and play competitive tennis in the past (I wanted to become a tennis pro when I was a teenager and kept playing high level tournaments until my late 20ties). I kept playing sporadically until my mid 30ties and completely abandoned the game then.

I´m 41 years old now and I started to play tennis again. I started with a trainer and after five weeks I started to play some games with other people. Surprisingly I´m finding that my strokes are still there but upset to see that I´m unable to do the things I used to hit my down the line two handed backhand and their passing shots as I used to do in the past. I´m a bit frustrated with that as my two handed backhand was really good. And my reactions on the court are not the same either as well as when I´m moved to the open sides of the court. I´m a bit frustrated with that but I guess that it´s normal and have to get used to it as I didn´t play for a long time and my age I guess is not the same as in the old days .

But generally speaking my shots are still there. I´m trying to readapt my game shortening points and serving and volleying a much more than I used to do in the past where basically I used to enjoy to control the points from the back with an aggresive forehand and down the line backhand and my speed was mainly the key. Now I have to think much more, work the points a bit more and work on my opponent limitations than I used to do in the past where mainly everything depended of me.

Did anyone of you that compete on a high level in the past found some sort of limitations as the years went by and had to readapt their game to new situations?

Well, mainly I wanted to share my thoughs with MTF community and the ones that play/played tennis besides of comments about the tour.

Cheers

Fran
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