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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Whilst watching the 2016 WTA Finals in Singapore this week, and trying to absorb and mentally catalogue as much of the great tennis as possible, I obviously couldn’t stop myself from also analysing what the players were wearing. Between the Singles and Doubles players, many brands including Nike, adidas, Lotto Sport, Fila, Lacoste, Qiaodan, and Tonic Active were on the court-walk*, and my eager eye was constantly looking out for tennis fashion inspiration. Unfortunately I was quite disappointed by many of the outfits. There weren’t many new pieces on show, perhaps unsurprisingly as it is the end of the season,…

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In my last blog post I wrote about my love of bags, including tennis bags. After Idawen (the makers of my current tennis bag) read it, they were so pleased that another bag from their collection was on my wishlist, they sent me a new tennis bag as a present! My blog has been online for just under two months now and this was my first blog-related gift, so I thought the occasion deserved a blog post. I should probably point out that they didn’t ask me to write this post in return for the bag – I just wanted…

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I like to have lots of bags. Correction. I need to have lots of bags. I need different sized bags: some big enough to carry my laptop to meetings, some small enough for just my phone, keys and cash on a night out. I need different coloured bags: to match my outfits, as well as the changing seasons. I can never have enough bags. And since I have taken up tennis I have realised that I also need tennis bags: different sized tennis bags, different coloured tennis bags… Right now I actually only have one tennis bag (from Idawen), which…

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Last Christmas I weighed about 5 kilos more than I do now. Before losing weight I had been training three to four times a week for about 6 months (running, skipping, body-weight exercises etc.). Although my body was more toned and I felt much fitter than I had for years, I hadn’t really lost any weight and I still wasn’t comfortable with my body, especially with my waist and legs. I decided that exercise wasn’t enough and I needed to overhaul my diet. That is when I came across the MyFitnessPal app and decided to install it on my iPhone…

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