…Mr Epprecht. These are the words I want to hear after a tennis match. I am ambitious and I always want to win, not only in tennis, but especially here. I am so passionate about this sport and love to stand on the court and hit some balls. And I almost can’t stop playing once started.
It all began with the age of 13 when I started to play and I fell in love immediately. As a teenager I spent most of my leisure time on the tennis court, hitting a forehand after the other, practicing on my service or just played some matches against my friends. I can’t exactly describe what the passion is about. But to me, tennis is one of the best sports you can practice. It has so many different aspects. It’s the combination of endurance, power, concentration, technic and tactic.
And also the mental power has a big impact if you either win a game or not. You need to learn to believe in you, in your hits and your skills. By doing so, you can build up a self-confidence which is needed to win even tough fights on the court. If you ever start doubting on your game or on the service, believe me, you’re going to lose the match.
Just look to the big tennis players in the world. Of course, they all have a great technic, talent and fitness but when it comes to the big points in a match, they often going to win them. And not because they played only great tennis throughout the whole match - No, because they played their best tennis when needed and believed in their game and in winning the match. This is something what I really admire about some of my Swiss idols like Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka or Martina Hinigs. Their dedication and passion for this sport is unprecedented.
Therefore, I would say tennis is not only a sport to practice for the reason you have done something for your fitness. Tennis is even more. It’s so complex and there are so many things you can learn from it for your personal life.
Take care & write you soon…