Ignatik after fitness camp in High Tatras: My movement is betterl4tAdmin
The fitness camp in High Tatras was good for Uladzimir Ignatik who feels better on the court now. The member of the LOVE 4 TENNIS Academy had been training in Slovak hills for ten days under the supervision of Juraj Dulik. And Ignatik admits that it was tough. He also had his first training after his return from Tatras with Jiri Vesely, No. 66 in the ATP rankings.
It’s tough to get used to this kind of fitness work for Ignatik but he feels it was necessary. “I used to go to camps in May or October, not in December. It was cold there, a lot of snow. We worked hard, we walked 10 kilometres each day and after that we worked out a bit in fitness gym. I’ve survived and I’m prepared now,” says Ignatik for love4tennis.sk website. He feels improvement. “I move better, I fell better. There was a higher altitude and ten days of fitness preparation has improved my tennis skills, too. I was feeling good at my first training, I have hunger for tennis, again,” continues Ignatik.
After arrival, he had interesting sparring partner in the LOVE 4 TENNIS club. No. 66 in the ATP rankings: it‘s Jiri Vesely from Czech republic who is coached by two Slovaks: Ladislav Simon & Jozef Ivanko. “Jiri and me, we are friends. I played against him at the two tournaments. I know him very well,” says Ignatik.
Is he going to Australia?
Ignatik is going to play Czech tennis extraleague for Pardubice and he is staying in Bratislava during the Christmas season. “My parents are coming to Slovakia, too. I will be with my family,” he reveals. It is almost certain that the No. 219 in the ATP rankings won’t go to Australia. “I’m 90 percent convinced that we canceled it because after the 2014 season, we want to do things which he had never done before. There are a tactical and technical issues that cannot be solved during the tournament. We’re going to cooperate with the fitness coach Juraj Dulik because Uladzimir hasn’t had a time for work in agility and flexibility. This will be the key content. We want to make up for the lost time, because for the last three years, it has been the same routine. He was going to the tournaments one after another instead of training and preparation for Grand slams,“ explains Erik Csarnakovics, the head coach of the LOVE 4 TENNIS Academy.