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Hey Guys! I have a fun week of events set up for May!
USCTA National League Finals
Prince’s Court, Washington DC
Team New England (my team!) takes on last years Champions, Team Chicago-Philly, for the title! Let me know if you are in the area!!
I will then head straight up to Boston for the Sears Cup which is a doubles tournament featuring different divisions. The Pro Division features 4 teams and I am partnering home pro Tony Hollins!
Friends in the New England area,
Come check out the Battle of World Champions and our first National League match of the season at the Tennis and Racquet Club in Boston on Thursday October 13th.
The night will feature Rackets World Champion James Stout and I battling it out on both the rackets court, as well as the court tennis court. The rackets match is part of the Western Open being hosted by the TandR that weekend. The court tennis match is part of our US National League which being played between Team New England and Team New York that night.
The schedule of play is as follows:
5:30PM – James Stout (Rackets World Champion) vs Camden Riviere (Rackets enthusiast)
6:00PM – #2 Singles – Leon Smart (Team New England) vs Barney Canfield (Team New York)
7:15PM – #1 Singles – Camden Riviere (Team New England) vs James Stout (Team New York)
8:30PM – Doubles – Camden Riviere/Tony Hollins (Team New England) vs James Stout/Barney Tanfield (Team New York)
For more information or to sign up please contact Tennis and Racquet Club Head Professional Tony Hollins at email@example.com
A new season has started, and with it so has a new Camden Riviere Facebook page! I have created this page to help ease some of the posting that is currently done on my personal Facebook. Please check it out by clicking www.facebook.com/camdensriviere or by searching on Facebook for Camden Riviere. If you get a chance please invite some friends to check it out as well!
Hello CT Fans!
August has been a tremendously busy month for me, with many big changes happening. I have started preparations for the 2016/2017 season, and only have a month left until the first event, the French Open. This training involves getting back with my trainer, Mike Cecchi, as well as getting back out on court. It still feels like the World Championships was just yesterday, but I know I need to get back on the horse to make sure I am 100% prepared for the what is to come.
Luckily, last weekend the National Tennis Club hosted its annual Pell Cup doubles tournament, which I have traditionally used as a warm-up event to kick off my training. This year I teamed up with my good friend, and Boston T&R Head Professional Tony Hollins in the Pro Division. We had two tough matches to make it to the Finals, but I was pleased with my form given the time off over the summer. In the Finals we played current Doubles World Champion, and my doubles partner, Tim Chisholm and one of the top amateurs in the US Peter Cipriano. The match was a close one with Tony and me taking the first set 6/4 before falling in the second set 6/3. The final set was a short one, starting at 3-all, and we managed to take an early lead which proved to be the difference. We took the set 6/4 and that was the match!
I also managed to sneak in a super early morning practice session with John Lumley over the weekend, and am currently planning a trip down to TuxPhiladelphia to put in some good training time with him before the French. I will most likely be there in early September, so if you are around let me know!
Hopefully there will be a lot more big news over the next few months, so keep checking in for updates!
Hello My Friends!
As you look around the site, you are going to start seeing lots of new updates! As I move forward in my career, I am starting to #focus on many different aspects of court tennis. This does not mean I am slowly down my training by any means, it just means I am adding lots of other elements alongside it.
I have always been very passionate about the growth of court tennis, and my hope is that I can help the USCTA, IRTPA, and all the other associations to grow the game in the future. Alongside these associations I hope to bring court tennis, both in the US and around the world, to new heights through the building of new courts, advancement of junior tennis, and overall growth of the professional side of the game.
Hello My Friends!
My incredible month has continued by winning my seventh consecutive US Professional Singles title. It was an awesome week, and by far one of my toughest tournaments mentally coming off the WC. The draw featured almost all of the top 10 players in the world, and with my new WC status I knew they would all be looking to take me down.
In the Finals I had a rematch with the now former World Champion Rob Fahey, and I wanted to back up my WC performance if possible. We had a close match, especially the first two sets, which we split 6/5 5/6 before I managed to grab a steady lead. I won the match in four tight sets 6/5 5/6 6/2 6/1, and it was one of the toughest mental matches I have ever played.
With the win I have tied Rob for the most consecutive US Pro titles at 7, and will now look to surpass it next year.
Thank you to the entire NTC Board and members who helped make the week a great one. Now it is finally time to shut down for a few weeks before starting back in my training. It has been a month to remember, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has for me.
May 21st 2016 will go down as one of the most important days of my life. It is the day I officially became the Real Tennis World Champion. It has taken me a while to write this post for many reasons, one of which was that I didn’t know how to put into words what I was feeling.
My dream to become World Champion started when I was 10. I was starting to travel to tournaments and my father asked me what I wanted to do with real tennis. I thought about it for a second and said “I want to be the World Champion.” Since that day, my father as well as many others have helped me in any way possible to accomplish that goal.
When I first challenged in 2008 over my 21st birthday I had no idea what I was in store for over the next 10 years. The emotional rollercoaster of winning and losing matches was almost more than I could take. That mixed with constantly being unsure of what I was supposed to be working on made it feel almost impossible to win the title. Rob Fahey had seemed to figure out all of these things, how to balance work and personal life, how to train properly, even knowing himself enough to form a style of play suited to him. Over the last 10 years I learned these things, one at a time, both by winning and losing, until I was finally able to put it together this year.
Along the way I have been incredibly lucky to be surrounded by the most supportive and caring people I could imagine. They are the ones who help me up when I am down, and at the same time keep me level headed when I may get over-confident.
My Coach, Dacre Stoker, has been a longtime family friend, and has been the most crucial piece in putting my game together over the last few years. Many times he would act as a backboard, hearing out my problems and concerns never complaining. He would then call me back with solutions, that often, required more effort on his part than anyone elses.
My Trainer, Michael Cecchi, only came aboard about a year ago, but in that time has managed to change my game in so many ways. When I approached Mike mid 2015, I had no idea what to expect. he came highly regarded, but I was looking for a very specific training regime. After a short chat with Mike I knew we were on the same page. His dedication to his craft, and willingness to work with me at all hours made me want to push myself.
My training partner, John Lumley, who is also one of the top players in the world, took an incredible amount of time to help me with my game. While working in Philadelphia he would still hit with me 4 hours a day, as well as go to the gym. This would be on top of his normal work day which could include up to 4 lessons a day. This amazing willingness to help made me want to succeed just to show him it was all worth it. I know John will be coming for the title soon enough, and I can’t wait!
My friends and supporters around the world, who have helped me be able to push myself to levels I never knew. They have allowed me to see the world from a different view, and have welcomed me into their homes. They are all my family, and I hope I can welcome them just as they have me in the future.
Finally my family, my mom Chris, my dad Tiger, my sister Ashley, my uncle Scott, and my brother-in-law Max, have given up so much over the past 10 years for me to play this game. They have traveled the world to support me, and have never complained when I came up short. They have never wavered in their belief in me, and that has been the most important piece of my life.
This World Championship is gift from me to all of you, a thank you for everything you have done. I hope you all cherish it as much as I do, and understand that without all of you, it would never have happened.
I am very excited to announce that I have officially joined the K-Swiss Professional Team! I have always been a big fan of K-Swiss, and have worn their shoes for years. I am excited to now be able to represent them as I continue on the Professional tour.
K-Swiss is celebrating its 50th year in the business, and have long been a dominant force in the tennis world. They are widely known for their classic court shoes, but I promise you, their new clothing and shoes are the best out there. It is an honor to be working with a company that is held is such high regard around the world, and I am excited to share my passion for the game with them.
If you have not checked out their website lately, please go to KSWISS.COM and read up on their top of the line performance shoes. My favorites at the moment are the Hypercourt Express, which I have been wearing for the last two years. They are very light, while still giving tons of support for the ankle. They also have an amazing heel support, which is crucial when running on that hard slate surface all day!
Hello My Friends!
As the WC approaches, I wanted to give you inside look into what my training consists of. Just because I qualified doesn’t mean I have put my feet up and am relaxing! In fact I have been pushing harder than ever to improve all the different parts of my game. The hardest part is building a schedule and sticking to it, which is why so many athletes are people who enjoyed patterns. This means repeating the same activities over and over again, which can help keep someone on top of their training. For me this involves a specific diet, as well as keeping my workouts at the same time every week.
Here is how a standard day will go:
4:30am – Wake up
5:00am – Breakfast
6:00am – 8:00am – ON COURT TRAINING
8:00am – 9:00am – Stretching and recovery
10:00am – Second Breakfast
11:30am – 1:00pm – GYM TRAINING
1:30pm – Lunch / Mental training
3:00pm – 5:00pm – ON COURT TRAINING
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Stretching and Recovery
6:30pm – Dinner
8:00pm – SLEEP
This type of day will repeat from Monday to Friday with the weekends being used for recovery and any other light training required. You can see that it becomes a full time job to train for this WC!