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  • 34, Female
  • Singapore
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Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
Tennis is the Love of my Life. I live to play it and I will play it well! I came across this fantastic quote from Michael Jordan,

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost
300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot
. . . and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my
life. And that is why I succeed.
I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying."

This is the quote I always keep in my mind whenever I fail in different aspects of tennis. This quote keeps me going, to continue to pursue my dream sport!
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
David Nalbandian, Roger Federer, Justine Henin, Pete Sampras, Ana Ivanovic, Novak Djokovic.
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Just started.
On the court, I am a:
singles player, two-hander, beginner, trash talker, top-spinner, double faulter, baseliner, drop-shotter, gracious loser
My favorite local courts:
I have no favourite courts currently! Most of the time the courts available here in Singapore are hard courts, but I would love to play on grass! I wonder how it feels like!
Relationship status:
In a Relationship

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At 8:34am on January 24, 2009, FrozenYog said…
thanks for adding me.
At 6:17am on October 24, 2008, Timothy Loh said…
ACS International :) so u are currenlt in ny poly ?
At 7:27am on October 22, 2008, Timothy Loh said…
haha finally the second Singaporean on this wedsite . My name is TIM , hope to play with u someday :)
At 10:14am on September 18, 2008, Lou Lom said…
We don't play together much now, because he is too good. Yes, we met in the 2nd tennis tournament I entered. It was a blind draw and he was my partner. We won, so I kept him. I also won the 1st tournament I entered, it was a blind draw. I waited too long to enter tournaments, about a year after starting (but I played every day, 5 hrs a day). So I was moved up to the heavyweights soon after. I missed the fun of playing lightweights.
At 12:30pm on September 16, 2008, Lou Lom said…
Tennis is 30% mental. You can defeat yourself, look at Roddick and Blake...they have a lot of talent, but need a mental coach. Don't be afraid to lose, don't count the bad shots, count your good shots... the glass is half full!!
At 10:36am on September 14, 2008, Lou Lom said…
My 1st instructor, Bob Keaunui, said the best way to get better is to play tournaments. And he was right. You become even more inspired to improve.
At 12:39pm on September 13, 2008, Lou Lom said…
How long have you played tennis? When I started, I wanted and played every single day for hours to try to get better. We were fanatics. If it rained at 1 court, we drove till we found a dry one, haha. We were nuts. My ex daughter in law plays tennis, she lives in Bangkok now.
At 3:17pm on September 10, 2008, Lou Lom said…
Hi Catherine, I'm Chinese too. I knew a Vivian Soh from the Univ. of Hawaii once, from Singapore. She married Jim Smith and had 2 sons. I know it's a needle in a haystack, but have you heard of her?
At 2:10am on July 28, 2008, Scott Bellisle said…
Ni Hao Catherine? Wah hing hao. Ok I can't spell it.
I played a few sets of doubles today. I really didn't want to play, but played ok and keep working on having an always changing my strokes. I had switched to a new age forehand, compared to a traditional way of hitting. The new way has so much topspin it is crazy. I am amazed how much topspin I create now. But the form is so completely different from my own, it is like starting all over again. If I can get use to it, it is a total weapon, very lethal. I had started working out with the total gym and hopefully it will help my rotator cuff. I keep my fingers crossed all the hard work I am going to do in the next 6 months will pay off in the long run. Anyhow my dear it is getting late and I need to go to bed. You take care and chat with you soon.

Bye Catherine,

Scotty B.
At 10:42am on July 21, 2008, Scott Bellisle said…
Good morning Catherine,

It is funny no matter how much you practice, it really is mostly a mental game. Not only because it drives you crazy, haha. Yes it is all about keeping the right frame of mind the whole tiem your playing. When you practice your not afraid to make a mistake. When you play your more cautous. You have to feel more confident of your game and go for it and no matter how many times yuo misss, you keep on trying to improve your actual game playing abilities. When yu play good, you feel good and the set usually goes your way. When you play bad nothing seems right. Try not to get yourself down and move on to the next point. Forget about the last point and think positive and that is all you can do. Do your best and if your best isn't good enough, well you tried your best and that is all you can do. Ok sweetie. Have a ncie day. I have a tough match today. I have never beaten this guy, but came so close last time. I was 2 points away from winning and I lost it. I wasn't too mad that I blew it, but happy that i did so well against him.

Caio bella

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