My flexible power became better!
What is the value of tennis? Absolutely nothing, except to beat the heck out of someone. That's what I thought a few months ago, but coach Perez says "It isn't what you do to the game, it's what the game does to you." I'm a 26 year old male and the only reason I got into tennis was because my girlfriend was thrashing me at this game. As a teenager, I've always played team sports. Looking back at those times, there was only one reason, why I was doing those sports and it was, just to be recognized, just to be seen. My parents were the same, "Look there! My son just made a touchdown!" Yeah, it got me a lot of girlfriends but other than that, no passion, no real love. Even with music and chess lessons, I was just there...
Now for tennis, I started to develop a real passion because of its advantages. Coach Perez says "You have to get in shape for the game."
• So I lost 50 pounds and became faster through coach's court line sprinting
• My flexible power became better through coach's plyometrics.
• My agility became better through coach's tennis drills.
• My philosophy towards the game started to change through coach's mental training.
It didn't matter if I was winning or losing at this game, as long as I was having fun! "It isn't what you do the game, it's what the game does to you!"
Overall this game, like no other sport, has helped me create more and more challenges in my life. I am now training to run my first marathon.
The ball is on your court, as on who you want as a tennis coach?