HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TRAINING AND FACILITIES?
The facilities at UNC Charlotte were immense. The scale and quality of the buildings and sports courts/fields were to the highest standard. It made me very proud to walk through campus and to represent the university. We had changing rooms with shower facilities, a team room, and a training room for rehab and treatment, all at the tennis facility, so it was a great base since we spent so much time there.
The gym was in the main basketball arena in the centre of campus which had everything you could need. Each team has allocated times during the week, and we had a specific instructor who worked only with women’s tennis and soccer, which meant we always had personalised workouts and could build a good relationship with everyone involved. Every facility was incredible, and as for equipment you were provided with everything you could possibly need (running, tennis and travel shoes, practice, lounge and match clothing, backpacks and travel bags, skipping ropes, bands, rollers, grips…), but if there was anything you needed to replace e.g. tennis shoes, you could ask and be given a new pair.