In a few weeks I am going to defend my title at the Dutch NationalsIt  has been an unfortunate start of the season in August last year. During my summer training I twisted my ankle quite badly, therefor I was out for a few weeks, and even after a few months I still was not moving 100%. During Christmas I took another three weeks rest, as my body just did not want to do anything really. Now I am back on court training for two weeks, and I feel great! Sometimes you just have to give the body the time to recover completely apparently. As an athlete I think you just want to go, go, go, more, more, more. Training is important, rest even more important. I had to learn the hard way.

Now I feel great and I really look forward to the rest of the season. First tournament that is coming up for me are the National Championships in Amsterdam. Last year I won the National title, this year I come back to defend it. A great pleasure to play such an event with all my friends and family supporting me. Hope to see you all there!