Waskes Tennis Academy: re-entry in smaller doses

Alexander Waske is facilitated. The time, he had still a couple of weeks ago forced "to like each other finally get the basement clean out", spend the former

Waskes Tennis Academy: re-entry in smaller doses

Alexander Waske is facilitated. The time, he had still a couple of weeks ago forced "to like each other finally get the basement clean out", spend the former German Davis Cup player now finally back on the court. Day-to-day normality returns to his Tennis-University in Offenbach again.

According to the German Amateur and professional players were allowed to at the latest the gym in the Corona-relaxed through the policy again in may, now return the approximately 40 players from all over the world, gradually, to Germany, to the Training in the Academy to resume. The global sport of tennis in motion. In mid-August it should go on the ATP Tour, announced the unification of the male professionals recently. Waske and his team have a goal in mind, you hintrainieren. The days of waiting and uncertainty are over.

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for the time being nevertheless, a lot not only to the staff newly appointed gym with Marcus Lindner and Hannes Heyder: "We have all slowed down totally and never trained as it is now has Changed," said Waske. This is due to the fact that the Trainer make sure, in the right amount, to resume, in order to preemptively prevent injury. On the other, but also to changes made by Waske and his Team. "We have used the time we have made us as an Academy in daily video conferences a lot of thought to how we can improve, especially structurally," explains Waske, it was a matter of daily processes in the Training, but also to fundamental questions, on which way you want to, for example, the sport of tennis to the young learners to convey.

The idea behind it is to try to be trivial, but illuminating: "All successful people, to learn from every crisis, something Positive. So we do,“ explains Waske. So much time, elementary Considerations and to identify potential for improvement, it will not give up so quickly again. Many of the methods and concepts came to the test – a Waske according to a necessary action to continue against the major competitors are. "We are in a niche. We are not a huge Academy and can therefore be used only on the quality," says the tennis teacher, draws a comparison to the auto industry: "We can't be a VW or Opel, because we do not have 70 tennis courts."

to be Small, does not necessarily mean that the signboards are in the world with less HP than the competition on the road. The Offenbacher Tennis-University was founded by Waske in 2010, together with Rainer Schüttler, has achieved notable successes, even if you have to currently make do without top players from the anterior regions of the world rank list: Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic made with Waske as coach to make the leap into the Top Ten. The 19-year-old Czech, Jonas Forejtek is one of the most promising talents in men's tennis, won last year's Junior Grand Slam title at the US Open and was in the meantime at the top of the Junior world rankings.

He could be the figurehead of the Academy, if he can continue his steep ascent to continue. It is annoying that he is in an important Phase of his career, denied the opportunity to gather match practice. Too far back to throw it, should the young Czechs, who had during the Corona pandemic, after all, plenty of time to make his a-levels, but not: "All have this Problem. In addition, almost every professional must deal with at some point in his career due to injury time with a Phase in which he can't train,“ said Waske.

Updated Date: 08 July 2020, 19:20

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