Becoming a professional Tennis Player

preston connor

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My name Preston and I am from Belfast in Northern Ireland.  I have been training in A Tennis Academy in France for 2 years, having spent 1 year prior to that in Saddlebrook Tennis Academy in Florida.

I have just turned 14 and I am now ready to take my next generation of Tennis to the next level and play ITF Tournaments all over the world to get myself a world Tennis ranking.  I would also like to get involved in playing Futures.

Starting Out

I started Tennis at age 11 so I was a late starter.  As soon as I picked up a racket I was told I had a natural talent for Tennis by several coaches in Belfast.

My Mom and Dad decided to see how talented I really was and they sent me to America to train for one year in Saddlebrook Tennis Academy, a home hitting ground of Andy Roddick and John Isner.

Because I went overseas straight away I never got to play for Ireland and do not have an Irish Tennis Ranking, like most other kids using to raise money for tennis sponsorship.

I may not hold any Irish rankings but I have trained hard to get the best technique to bring out my best Tennis .  I have done all the hard work on getting the correct strokes I now need to show the world what I have, and what I have been training hard for.

To France

I was playing tournaments in America and playing catch up with a lot of kids who had perhaps 7 years more experience ahead of me playing tournaments.

I did get myself a good ranking in Juniors in Florida but I could not play the best Tournaments there as I was not American born, so to push my skill further My parents sent me to A Tennis Academy in France where I have been now for two years.

I focused more here on getting the technique I needed to allow me to play ITF tournaments when the time came.

Now my training consists of

  • 8.45am warm up
  • 9am-11am Tennis Drills
  • 11am-12 noon fitness
  • 2pm-4pm Tennis (2 hours of match play)
  • 4pm-5pm Fitness
  • 5.30pm -6pm stretching

Where you come in

The time has now come for what I have been training for.  I am ready technically and mentally to play and win at ITF tournaments.  I need to get into these Tournaments in order for me to gain the experience I need to start to play in Grand Slam Tournaments and become the  world No 1 that I know I am destined to be.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story and I hope you deem me worthy enough to pledge to. Any support that I can get will go towards my airfares to these Tournaments.



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