For as long as I can remember, I harboured ambitions of walking out on to Centre Court at Rod Laver Arena. Stroll the famous grass courts of the All England Club in Wimbledon. Bounce around on the hard courts of Arthur Ashe Stadium and have myself covered in the famous red clay of Roland Garros.
Sadly for me, the closest I’ll now get to achieving any of these is by watching an ‘Insta-story’ or if I’m really lucky as spectator. Still there are so many lessons I was taught by my coaches over the years that time and time again remind me of how valuable their words were.