I live a fairly simple, quiet life in a small town in Italy, but thanks to social media I am beginning to develop a network of tennis-playing friends from all over the world. I am so pleased to receive comments, feedback, words of encouragement, and constructive criticism on my blog, YouTube and Instagram tennis photos and videos, and I am touched when someone takes the time to reach out to me via email. Recently, the Tennis Director at Costa del Tennis, Rhonda, sent me a lovely message to say ‘hola’ and chat about our shared interest in contributing to the…

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This summer I went to my first adult tennis camp organised by TPRA in Brallo di Pregola, Italy and spent 6 days that were simultaneously exciting, scary, intensive and rewarding. I had only just started playing tennis 3 months before, and I knew I would be the least experienced at the camp (especially in terms of playing matches), which made me rather nervous. In the end it worked out well as I was given a lot of additional training sessions, whilst the others played matches. I came away from the week with an even greater passion and desire to become a good tennis player. I would…

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