Tennis Season Summary 2012

After a very successful 2011 season I didn’t want to get my hopes up too high for 2012. After all, lightening doesn’t strike twice, right?

Well, 2012 began in earnest way back at the end of April with the start of the mixed doubles leagues. In 2011 I captained a team at the 6.0 level and we did alright. This year I decided not to captain a team and joined with some friends on a 7.0 level team. As team, we didn’t do too well. (I think we finished in last actually.) However, my partner and I managed to win 2 of our 3 matches and we had a good time.

Mixed Doubles Record

Next up was adult league. I rejoined the team I was on in 2011 that finished the season undefeated, won a playoff, and went to districts. The team lost a few guys from last year though so we had some fresh new faces and would have to see what this new team could do. As luck would have it, we once again managed to win our league with a 7-2 record and I, surprisingly enough, managed to go undefeated playing in the #1 singles position. That earned us another trip to districts where I suffered my first (and second) loss and the team was unable to get any victories. We were happy and proud to have made it there though, so no one felt too bad, except Tom who tore one of his achilles. :-(

League Record Districts Record

In 2011 I played in one tournament, playing doubles with my friend Matt. (No, not Simmons.) We made it to the finals so I decided then to give a few more tournaments a shot this year. I played in 3 tournaments, playing singles at the 3.0 level, this summer and managed to win all 3!

With all my success during leagues and at tournaments, I decided to play in one more tournament, but I decided to play up a level and take a stab at the 3.5 guys. I faced the #2 seed for my first match, and just didn’t quite have enough for the win. I lost 6-7 (2-7), 3-6 but I felt good about my performance and now have a better idea of what I need to work on during the off season.

Tournament Record

With an overall record of 21-4, a return to districts, and 3 tournament titles I really couldn’t have asked for a better year! I’ll be taking some time off to rest and recover from this season before I start preparing for next year. I’m pretty sure the USTA will bump me up to the 3.5 level at the end of the year so that’s what I’ll be training for. I haven’t really had a training regime since I quit bike racing, and I’m actually looking forward to it. Of course, I’ll actually have to execute my plan to reap the benefits but stay tuned for updates.

If anyone wants to join me for wind sprints, suicides, and hill climbs just let me know! ;-)

Tennis 2012

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