Woman's tennis suffers a heart blow

Our hearts go out to former British No.# 1 tennis player Elena Baltacha who passed away on Sunday with liver cancer at the age of 30. (photograph: telegraph.co.uk) She had been fighting with the disease since the age of 19.  She retired from tennis in 2013.

Even with her illness and injuries Elena had achieved some amazing accomplishments

  •  3rd round in 2005 and 2010 Australian Open
  • Her career high was rank 49
  • 11 singles titles 
  • 3rd around of Wimbledon 2002 
  • Britain's Fed Cup team for 11 years

Stars including Andy Murray, Ross Hutchins, Martina Navratilova, Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski, Jamie Murray, and many more will be taking part of a fundraising event called 'The Rally Against Cancer - Rally for Bally' which will take place on June 15th.

Staff Introduction:
  Shinichi George Kidera  APF ACADEMIES COACH

 Elena's agent Eleanor Preston quoted,"She went through it all without the slightest bit of self pity or ego." This quote is inspiring to me. My deepest condolences to her family.

Back into the swing of things in 2014! My goal is to definitely learn more Thai this year, play more tennis, get into great shape, and as always inspire those who want to become better tennis players. Have a great start everyone to your new year and keep your goals alive and in-line.

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