21:03 Spanish time, hehe, I am writing our blog. I would like to write about our life in this academy: our tennis practice and physical training. Ok let’s go.
Now in tennis you need the huge physic. We work more on physical to run more on baseline, and we work for to make attack to the net and minimize our running on court as much as possible. Our coordination practice we always do on grass court. (sometimes on hard, on clay, not too often). On grass court its objective of all the players to get the ball. its like if u don’t get our physical coach will not be so happy, heheh. What u r going to do if u break the racket. Throw it to the bin? Our academy doesnot ehehe. Coaches cut just the head of the racket. And we have one interesting exercise. They put balls on sticks. And when u r coming to the ball u must hit with this broken racket to the ball. And ball must pass inside this racket. If donot, u break the stick and a ball will fly to China.
JC Ferrero always does exercises in the gym with his coach (Martial arts, coordination (I saw the last time he did it on clay) and even dancing). To be ready for Wimbledon, he practices on real grass. The Academy makes it for him on football field. Real grass court. Oh, u should have seen players’ faces: NNNNOOOO, grass my favourite grass. How are we going to play football? Last year I remember he played with Tomislav Percia on it. He has really huge serve. Yes, Spain is famous for clay. But we have all type of courts: clay, hard, grass. In the gym we always do exercises with weight and sometimes u can work on your stroke with wood sword like the last samurai, hehe. The most difficult time in physical training starts from September, I think. When u run to the mountains, ohhhh yeah its amazing. And u started to talk to yourself trying to calm down, everything will be ok, everything will be ok.
Do you know that Pedro practiced all his life in the Academy with JC Ferrero, José Ezequiel and Santiago Ventura. He was Ferrero's partner in doubles many times and he with Ferrero won Spanish Championship. He has gone a lot of times to the ATP tournaments with Toni and Ferrero. Soon he will tell us about his experience at the academy. But that is the other story not for today.
Ok guys Respect and see u later.