Today is the last day of the autumn holidays. I trained a lot these days and tomorrow is the first day of school. I’ll have 2 extra days off from school, because i don’t have any SE’s those days. And tomorrow is also my restday from tennis.
It's getting cold
Today I had a tough training in 10 degrees centigrade. It was not what I’m used to, so it was tough adjusting to the climate. But it was a great training, I learned a few things today so I’m happy.
Today I went training indoors, because it was raining to hard. It was a good training as we did some speed exercises. I’m beginning to reach a high level in speed so I’m happy. Tomorrow is another hard training.
Las week I was in Barcelona on a school trip. It was a lot of fun as I got to get to know my classmates. We traveled there by bus, which was 20 hours from Den Haag. We saw all the popular attractions like Camp Nou and La Sagrada Familia. Ofcourse we ate Tapas all day and paella.
Staying in Holland
I am now staying in Holland for the next two years. I’m very excited that I’m going to go to school here and train at Leeuwenbergh in Leidschendam. I hope that everything will go well. :D
Two days ago I arrived in Holland, it’s was cold for me since I’m used to the warm weather in Curacao. I’m here to train and to play tournaments. It’s gonna be a whole other experience here for me, I’m going to play a lot of tennis for the next few weeks. And after the whole training I’m going to Jitic.
I had a lot of time to train and relax the last few days, thanks to the Easter Holidays. Tomorrow is The Queens Birthday and I’ll be in Punda to help my parents in the shop. Got a lot to do for school and a lot to arrange for Holland. I better get started :D
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Double up tournament
Today was the start of the Double up tournament. As it says in the name it is a doubles tournament, my partner will be George Samander who is going to be my doubles partner in El Salvador. This tournament is a perfect way to practise our doulbes game before the Daviscup. We’re going to take full use of this opportunity. And we’ll say how far we’ll come.
Bon ana tournament
I will be playing the bon ana tournament this year. Last year I came to the semi-finals with Jared Getrouw. This year I’m playing with Michiel Noordhoek. And I will also be playing the singles version of the doubles tournament. So I’m very excited to play this tournament.
My coach from Sto Domingo left last Thursday to go back to Sto Domingo. It was a good training, now I have to make a new program for myself. There aren’t a lot of tests these days, because the testweek is nearing, so I have to start studying for that. I discovered a new hobby! Writing sonnets, it started in Dutch class when we had to make a sonnet in Dutch, I didn’t really want to...
These days are very busy for me, because I have training from 2 till 6. And in the evening I do my homework and school stuff. But I like it this way. The training is good and I’m still getting good grades.
Today I had to work on a project at school. It is for a subject called ASW. I have to make a picture of all sorts of other pictures that represent who I am. I’m also going to train today. In the Tommy Hilfiger tournament we withdrawed, because Kevin had to go on businesstravels and we were gonna play the matches before that, but he caught a high fever. But we did win all our matches...
Today was a very rainy day. It was like Curacao was flooded by a tsunami. All the streets are underwater and I didn’t have school today. And we just heard that we’re free tomorrow too.
Today my new coach from Sto Domingo has arrived in Curacao. He’s going to train with me and another boy for one month. After that we will see what happens. The training starts tomorrow. At school nothing special happened, only it rained a lot today.
Today I had training. And in the training I only hit flat en topspin serves, at the end I could do any serve I wanted. And then I knifed this perfect SLICE serve (which isn’t flat or topspin) wide on the duece court. I didn’t train this serve the whole day, and my trainer was very surprised about the quality of the serve and asked me how I did that without hitting that serve the...
This weekend I didn’t do much till this point. Maybe I’m going to train this evening, but I’m not sure yet. Tomorrow is another Monday, which is very boring, but you have to make it fun. Next week is the next ranking tournament. It would be held this week but the head of the federation couldn’t orangize it, because he had the virus dengue.
Today was another normal day with school en tennis. I played with George Samander today at CSC. At school I got an 7.8 voor M&O and an 8 for Geography and an 7.7 voor Mathematics B. So I have an 8 for all those subjects. Yesterday I had a very hard fitness training, so today I took it a little bit more easier.
Curacao Juniors Open
Unfortunately I lost my in the Curacao Juniors Open to the fifth seed Italian Player Gianluigi QUINZI. I think he’s going to win the tournament, he beat the first seed today. But today I had a talk with one of the proffesional coaches and if everything goes according to plan I will train with George Samander in November with this coach. This will take some time, because the coach is going...
Today was a very rainy day, so I couldn’t play tennis. I studied and did some power exercises instead. Monday I have Mathematics and Spanish. For Spanish I don’t have to study anything, because we will get a tekst. But for Mathematics I have to study some chapters. And ofcourse I have to start studying for the other exams later on.
Today was a rainy day, I couldn’t play today because the court was all wet. So I studied instead for the testweek which starts Friday. We begin with Dutch and Economy. This will be the first time I make an exam of 1hour and 30 minutes long. So this will be exciting, both exams take that long to make.
Today I became champion of the 3rd ranking tournament. I had to play 3 matches today, because play was suspended due to Lightning threats. But I pulled through and won all my matches. I’m very happy with this win. The score of the finals was 6-2 6-4 and I played against George Samander of Curacao.
Tomorrow is the first day of the ranking tournament. It’s going to be held at CSC, my home club. So I won’t have to adjust to the location. I’m the nr1 seed in the tournament and I won’t be playing the first day. So that helps, because I have the party tomorrow. And this gives me the chance to train one more time before the tournament.
Today is a normal school day like always. Today we have to buy some stuff for a birthday party tomorrow. A girl of my old class is gonna be 15 years old tomorrow. And the real party is going to be on Friday. I’m going to training today, to train on my match tennis and all those kind of stuff.
Today I went to the Party Boot for the second time with my old class. It was a lot of fun, we also brought some new classmates along. I had a tennis training today in the morning, which was very intense. Tomorrow I have fitness training. So that’s going to be tough, so I’d better get some rest.
Today I’m going to the cinemas with some friends to watch a movie. I don’t know which one yet, but I’m sure it’s gonna be fun. I also did some exercises today. Tomorrow I’m going to train again on my tennis.
Yesterday I went to the Hyatt to play tennis with the trainer there. It was fun and it is definetely different to train on clay. I think this is a good training to add to my schedule. And also to fill up the free days that I have from training. Especially now that the Curacao Open is coming.
This weekend was a long one, because I had Friday off from school because of the elections. Nobody was able to play tennis this weekend because of injuries so I had nothing to do. So today I went to the cinemas with a friend to watch Karate Kid. It was a lot of fun. Tomorrow the school will start again and I will have my first exam which will be M&O.
Tomorrow I have an exhibition match at CSC. I will be playing doubles with Rasid Winklaar vs Michael John Every and someome that is yet to be announced. Before our match there will be a mixed doubles match with Fausthyiara Pietersz/Laurens Deelstra vs George Samander/Andreina de Andrade. I think it’s gonna be fun so will see tomorrow.
Babolat Juniors Doubles Open
Today I won the Babolat Juniors Doubles Open with Laurens Deelstra. We played against the couple Denzel El Hage from Bonaire and George Samander from Curacao. The score was 6-2 6-3 This is my first tournament victory in Doubles, I hope it is the first of many.
A few days ago I noticed that my fysics subject wasn’t on my timetable. So I went to the teachers and explained to me that it couldn’t be put in the schedule, because it doesn’t add up to the other timetables of the other students. So they are working something out for me now, probably I will have to choose between taking fysics next year not chosing fysics at all or study...
Back from El Salvador
Yesterday I came back from El Salvador, there was a little welcomings party waiting for us at the airport. I finished 19th place from 64 players and I won the doubles consolation with Micheal John Every. I was also in for a surprise yesterday, because the power fell out and there was no a.c . But I still went to school today and reunited with all my friends. My mentor is Mrs Kopra and my class...
Timothy, What are you doing today?
Well for starters I’m going to get a haircut today at a place called “Yolanda Wills kapsalon”. And I’m going training at Hyatt on the green clay courts, it’s the last chance I’m going to get to train on this surface before Jitic, since tomorrow is inspection day of the courts. I’m also gonna put some foto’s on facebook today , and I’m posting...
Back to Curacao
Yesterday I came back to Curacao from Holland. I was very tired and I unpacked a bit and went to bed. Today I trained again with all the drills I learned. And tomorrow I will go again.
Day before departure
Today we moved to the CitizenM hotel in Schiphol. We said goodbye to everybody where we stayed. I actually want to stay here, because there are more opportunities here. But I have to remember where my family is.
Today I’m in Amsterdam with my brother. And we’re going to drink something somewhere. Thursday I’m returning to Curacao. Actually I want to stay here, but I have to go to my family.
International practise session
Yesterday I went to watch an ITF tournament. And then someone from Servia asked me to train. So then I trained for an hour with him on clay. I think I played well so I’m happy about that.
Today I went to a tenniscourt to practise a bit to stay in rythm for the upcoming tournament Jitic. I was fun as I played on claycourt. At this moment I’m in Amsterdam at my brother’s appartment. And we’re going to watch football.
Day before the trip
Today is the day before my trip to Holland. I’m doing my final trainings to go to Holland. I’m very excited that it’s almost here. Just one more day and I’ll be on my way to The Netherlands.
Today we had to sell my old school books back the the school. Next week or so we will buy the new ones. Today I played against David Cathalina, a guy who plays his tennis in the US. I was satisfied with the way I played.
Yesterday was the dushi boot party and it was very nice. My whole class was there and we could enjoy ourselves. In the morning I went to Aikido , where I trained a lot so today I have a lot of muscle pains. But that’s a good sign, because that means my body went up a few levels.
End of the year party
Today I will be attending the last “party” of the year with my class. The party is held at something called “dushi boot” so I don’t really know what that is. I also trained today on my condition and strenght.
Preperations for Holland
Today I went to Punda to buy some converse to go to Holland. My father wanted normal shoes to travel etc. We also made a list of what we need to go to Holland. How much clothes I must bring etc. Today I’m going to play tennis with Francis Hoyer.
Today I played the finals. Unfortunately I lost the finals 4-6 3-6 against Justin Tjon with two breaks of serve, I wouldn’t say that the match was won but rather lost by me. Because I feel I made I had the match on my racquet and I took the risk of hitting the ball hard. But anyway it’s just another tournament.
The day before the Finals
Tomorrow is the finals of the RBTT juniors open. I will be playing against the winner of the match between Georgy Samander and Justin Tjon. So itks going to be exciting, today I also made some of my preperations for the Finals on the practise court. Tomorrow morning I will finish this.
Internet on Blackberry
Today we put Internet on our Blackberry. That means I can acces Internet on my blackberry now. Today I also trained with Francis on my rythm.
Today I got a haircut. I think they did it wel, so I’m happy. And today I have extreme fitness training, so I hope I can do that well.
First day of the Holiday
Today was the first day of the Holiday. I didn’t do to much today, I just played some tennis and stuff. Tomorrow I’ll have some fitness training so that will be hard.
Last day of Testweek
Today was the last day of the testweek. I had Mathematics today and I made it pretty good. I’m happy the way I made the whole testweek and I have a good feeling for all the grades.
Today I reached the finals of the RBTT open while feeling ill. Yesterday I was ill with a fever and a sore throat, but I played trough the round robin matches winning 4-0 4-0 each game. Then play was delayed till the next day due to darkness, so I played my Quarterfinals feeling very tired and sick today, but I won 4-2 4-0, and I played the Semifinals just an hour after that and won...