Archive for April, 2009

TRAINING IN PADERBORN – GERMANY

Posted in Uncategorized on April 30, 2009 by siyoli

This week has seen me back in the Ahorn Sports Centre, back with familiar and warm faces that welcomed me in November 2008.

This time around, the visit will only be one week long.

Before long, I was back on court with Cedric ( who is now the New U/19 German Champion). Cedric is one of those people who can happily do 400m sprints without supervision.

On Tuesday evening, I trained with Frank – the hardest ball hitter in Paderborn. Wednesday, we had one of our classic battles, but he was still the winner. Those who knew me before commented that I am a little slower than when I left.

This morning I tested out the old 200m track  by doing 400m sprints alongside a new training partner, Frederick, who was away in Japan for 6months, when I was here last year. This was followed by a solo session, and court work with Cedric and Wael.

EXTRA INFO: Simon Rösner, who trains full time with Wael, was crowned  German Men’s Champion this last weekend.

Later tonight, I will have a game against Frederick. He had a 3-1 victory yesterday morning, 12-10 in the 4th.

Saturday, I’m off to the Netherlands. More on that…another time.
Pictures are sure to follow.

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Friday in Dublin

Posted in Uncategorized on April 24, 2009 by siyoli

Unfortunately the match vs Isabelle Stoehr was cancelled.

She decided to leave for France.

 

Wednesday in Dublin

Posted in Uncategorized on April 23, 2009 by siyoli

“Friendly” MATCH RESULTS

Match 1
Opponent: Dipika Pallikal
World Ranking: No.50
Match Score: 2-1 to me; 12/10 6/11 11/6

Match 2
Opponent: Adel Weir
World Ranking: No.63
Match Score: 3-0 to me; 11/8  11/9  11/5

Match 3
Opponent: Alexandra Norman
World Ranking: No.66
Match Score: 3-2 to her; 12/10   13/15  7/11  11/3  6/11

Comments…

Before each match, I do a few drills and practice routines with the ladies. It’s been quite a good exeprience to get on court with these girls with such different styles of play, but the same determination to climb the world rankings.

Thurdays Line- up
 REST DAY

Fridays Line-up

12h00: Isabelle Stoehr (French World No.10) 

Tuesday in Dublin

Posted in Uncategorized on April 21, 2009 by siyoli

 

“Friendly”  MATCH RESULTS

Match 1
Opponent:  Aisling Blake
World Ranking: No.27
Match Score: 12/10  13/11 4/6 …had to stop due to court availability.

Comment…

The match was actually going in my favour, 2-0 up. Such a pity about those court allocations and bookings…

Match 2
Opponent: Kerri Lancaster
World Ranking: No.105
Match Score: 3-1 in my favour; 12/10  13/15  11/8  11/5

Comment…

Match vs Dagmar from Netherlands was cancelled.

TOMORROW’S LINE UP

11h30: Dipika Pallikal (India World No.50)
13h00: Adel Weir (RSA World No.63)
17h00: Alexandra Norman (England No.66)

News from Dublin

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2009 by siyoli

QUALIFIERS RESULTS

Opponent: Annelize Naude

Country: Netherlands

World Ranking: No.29  [Please excuse this error in yesterday’s post]

Match Result: Lost 3-0; 11/4  11/3  11/5

Match Duration: 29 min

 

Comments…

Annelize was more than determined to re-write the past. Our last encounter at the World Championships in Egypt ended up seeing me winning 3-1. Today, she was completely focused and did not miss a beat excecuting her game plan…before I could excecute mine.

A disapponting loss!

Tomorrow I have aligned a few friendly matches as part of the training so that I can get used to playing against some of these girls on the world tour.

11h30: Aisling Blake (Irish World No.27)
13h00: Kerri Lancaster (Irish World No 105)
18h00: Dagmar Vermeulen (Netherlands World 84)

CANNON KIRK HOMES IRISH OPEN

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2009 by siyoli

DATES: 20th – 25th April

CITY: Dublin

VENUE: Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club

 

QUALIFIERS: Monday 2oth April

Opponent: Annelize Naude

Country: Netherlands

World Ranking: No.33

Time: 17h00