Month: May 2017

How to get from an NTRP 4.0 to 4.5

How to get from an NTRP 4.0 to 4.5

Getting from an NTRP 4.0 to 4.5 is a tall order. I’ve heard that moving up in NTRP rankings is exponential. So, going up from 3.5 to 4.0 is twice as hard as going from 3.0 to 3.5. A lot of people top out at 4.0 and it’s usually for a couple of reasons; they’re …

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How I recovered from shin splints

How I recovered from shin splints

After I started tennis as an adult and began playing regularly, I quickly got excruciating shin splints. Just touching my shins would result in an immense amount of pain. I was overweight and my body was definitely not used to regular physical activity… especially on hard tennis courts. I was wearing nike lunar balistec shoes …

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Baseline Reading

Baseline Reading

To anyone/everyone reading this blog, I figured it would be a good idea for me to set a baseline for my improvement. While I’ve improved quite a bit over the last few years going from a very low-end 4.0 to a decent 4.5, I think it’s a good idea to actually have something to measure …

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