Tuesday, October 30, 2007


How do you find if you have been infected by TennisCrazitis?
1) You wake up smiling and you know your day is going to just bright... because they are showing some live tennis on the tennis channel
2) Your weekends are always good when there are semifinals and finals of some tournament on that weekend
3) you would get ready no matter what time of the day or how tired u are...to play tennis
4)When u go to the gym with the intention of workingout but one look at an empty tennis court you cannot hold back and just go and play...kya kare control nahi hota
5) Your heart flutters when u see an empty tennis court while on a long drive
6) You carry your tennis gear whereever u go :)
7) You always first think of tennis vacations whenever you plan on vacations
8) When you are househunting you make sure there is a tennis court around even before you consider looking inside
9) You refuse to move to NewYork because tennis courts around are way too expensive.
if anyone feels like adding more to this list, go ahead, would love to know more symptons ;)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Good News and a Racing Heart

My younger Brother G got selected in the Indian Army for a SSC(Short Service Commission). It really makes me Happy and proud but at the same time my family is a little anxious because he is taking on such a huge responsibility and not to mention those responsibilities involve risk.

He was only one of the 3 to make it from a batch of 45 aspirants. He had to undergo some tough tests and finally even after making through everything, he was declared unfit on basis of a eye condition "extropia", a condition wherein in rare conditions he cannot see distant objects . Extropia is like many eye conditions; not easily treatable. After having ruled out the option of surgery, he underwent a series of physiotherapy and ayurvedic treatments. Finally his positive attitude and perseverance paid off.

I am so very proud of you my brother!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Match Lessons #1

Match: 6.0 Women's doubles against BreakPoints
Time & Venue 10/20/2007 Saturday, 6.00 pm @ Herndon Community Center
Position: Court No.1 with Zan

During warmup figured out that our opponents were quite handleable, just no mistakes play your game and we should be fine is what I told my partner.
thats how pretty much our 1st set was and we raced to a 6-1 win.
2nd Set:
Don't lose intensity and it is not yet over is what I always tell myself after winning a set
but...I dont know what happened, it began with them winning the first game and then on we made a unforced errors on regular basis and we were at a tantalizing 4-4.
We knew we could win it...but @ 4-4 what do you do?

Go back to basics
1) When your opponent is serving, concentrate on when the Racket strikes the ball
2) Keep your return shots deeper
3) Expect every ball back!
That and never to forget
4) Play one point at a time
5) Be positive
Thats what I did and sure enough we broke their serve and I held mine serving @ 5-4.
And thats how we won the match
isnt that cool :)

One more Key Thing:
when you find yourself making too many unforced errors, your timing might be going wrong, try this simple technique

Monday, October 22, 2007

Why oh Why

Why Roger why did you lose to David Nalbandian? You broke millions of hearts. I am sure no one believed until the last point that you would lose.
But no doubt David played an amazing match, he was doing what Roger does to others. Some how Roger was out of position at many points which is very unlike him. Though I hate to see Roger lose, I think it is good for tennis, one more rivalry to watch out for!

The Ambitious project

I am fairly new to the tennis world, I have been playing tennis for the last2 years or so. What started as an evening pastime and mainly because V had to play tennis, has now become an all consuming passion. Tennis has taught me a lot of things, it has helped me handle life better, made me more positive and yes sort of made me discover myself. It has been an amazing journey until now and I am hoping to chronicle my tennis life here.

I currently play @ USTA 3.0 level; hoping to be a 3.5 someday soon!