Category: BLOG

Local Tennis League – Match 7 (Final Match of League)

Final match of the Summer League – 14th August 2017 My first and only home match of the Summer League at my club, the Highworth Tennis Club. Thankfully, this was always going to be my easiest match of the league, my opponent had lost every match and so I was going into this match expecting […]

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Local Tennis League – Match 6 (My First Defeat)

6th August 2017 – Wanborough Tennis Club, already I had a bad experience on these courts due to the poor protection from wind that effected my hearing aid with lots of static white noise.  I should have not agreed to playing at Wanborough, and a decision that would lose me my first singles match of […]

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Local Tennis League – Match 5

Match 4: 9th August 2017…  Final Score 6-0 6-0 This was yet another great match playing at David Lloyd Swindon, playing on these courts have been awesome! Perfect for a deaf player like myself, evening up the game against those who are not deaf. This Match would also be my first ever match against another […]

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Local Tennis League – Match 4

Match 4: 5th August 2017 Match Venue – David Lloyd Swindon – This has now become my favourite place to play tennis, the facilities are great! The carpet surface is fast and with my spin game, especially with my serve made the ball skid, pushing the ball further away from my opponent. I took to […]

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Local Tennis League – Match 3

Match 3: 2nd July 2017 Match number 3, I’ve now started clocking up 18hrs of tennis a week, I’ve started wearing compression tights and compression socks from X-Bionic who sponsored me during my days as a professional ultra endurance athlete. playing so many hours on hard courts is causing a few aches, and I’m starting […]

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Local Tennis League – Match 2

24th June 2017 at Wanborough Tennis Club…  I’ve heard about these courts, everyone I’ve spoken to who had played matches at Wanborough have had nothing good to say about the courts and playing conditions. Strong winds blow across these open courts with very little protection from the wind.  Also the courts themselves are so worn, […]

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Local Tennis League Entered – Match 1

After being frustrated with playing in doubles matches for my club due to the whole way the LTA has set up competitive grassroots tennis, which leaves you never really knowing who you are playing against and who you’re playing with until the day of the match, I chose to enter into singles tennis and drop […]

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Frustration | I Demand I Play Better!

Welcome to my second Tennis Journey Blog, so I got back into tennis after 16yrs of not touching a racket demanding I play as good as I did in my 20s!!! Sadly this wasn’t to be, I and our club couch could see I had the technique still there, but the consistency wasn’t there, I […]

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My Return To Tennis | By Mike Buss

At the age of 8yrs I found Tennis, a sport that would be my first loved sport, even though later in life I would compete as a professional ultra endurance athlete. It was 1982, I had been watching the likes of Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, John MacEnro for a while and I had fallen in love […]

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First Ever Rocker Mini BMX Jam Comes to Rush Skatepark

On Wednesday 25th August, Rush Skatepark played host to the world’s first ever Rocker Mini BMX Jam where Pro-Riders from as far as Europe came to show off their skills and inspire the next generation of kids to take up this latest skatepark craze that is currently sweeping across the US, Europe and Japan in […]

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