IF TRUST had a face, it could very well be that of Kolhapur tennis player Aishwarya Jadhav. Jadhav, continuing her consistency since the start of the year, said she had regained her confidence and would exploit it.
At the end of April, Jadhav, India’s No. 1 player in the U-14 girls category, graced the Indian jersey and displayed an outstanding performance of skill and courage in the qualifying finals of the World Cup competition. Asia/Oceania Junior Tennis (U14 Girls) 2022, held in New Delhi. Jadhav will now be seen in action with her teammates in the World Group matches, which will be held in August.
“I have evolved a lot as a player and I have become more aware of my inner potential. After our training at the national camp, when the matches of the world junior tennis competition started and each time the referee announced “India advantage” or “India leads by..” it gave me faith that I am representing my country in the arena world.Of course hearing your country name instead of name habit of the player gives you goosebumps, and the determination to give 110% on the courts… I love having that feeling,” the 13-year-old said, beaming from ear to ear .
Armed with an aggressive and fast-paced style of play, Jadhav said working on her mental toughness has now become her greatest armor in her matches. “For the past few years, I was a defensive and quite slow player on the court. Over time, I became the fast and aggressive player that I am now. Tennis is as much a physical game as it is a mental one…”.