Q&A #6 with ITF Top 50 and Irish #1 Junior Simon Carr

Simon Carr Aussie Open

Simon Carr

We are delighted to have up and coming Irish player Simon Carr on this weeks Q&A. I've known Simon about 4 years and his progress has been very impressive ever since. Simon competes on the ITF Futures tour as well as on the ITF Junior Circuit where this year he competed in the Australian Open and at Roland Garros. He went out in the 2nd round at Roland Garros to the Australian Open Junior Champion and world #4 junior Zsombor Piros. Simon is up there with these guys and won't be long before he's causing shocks on the ATP tour.

What age did you start playing tennis at?
9

Did any of your parents play tennis?
No (Simon's Dad was an All-Star Gaelic football player in Ireland so he comes from good sporting pedigree)

What was your highest ITF world ranking (under 18)?
42

What tennis academy did you train at as a junior?
Ireland National Tennis Centre

What age did you decide to go pro?
16

Simon Carr at the Aussie Open

What was your highest ATP ranking?
1125 (he won't hang around here for long)

If you weren't a pro what do you think you would be doing?
I would be playing another sport. Possibly golf or boxing

Are you a Km/h or Mp/h person?
Km/h

Whats your biggest weapon on court?
Forehand

Whats your faster ever serve?
210 Km/h

Do you like flying?
No

Your flying class?
Economy, because I'm still playing futures! 

What clothing company are you sponsored by?
Lotto

What rackets do you use?
Wilson ultra 97

Is the racket personalised for you? Do you know the weight?
Yes 319.5 grams

What strings do you use?
Solinco hyperG

What tension are your strings?
53lbs

How many rackets do you carry in your bag for a match?
6

Whats grips do you use?
Soloinco

Are you a sweatband person?
Yes (He loves a headband!)

Simon Carr Headband

Did you ever use a tournament towel as a gift!?
No (He's the first in our Q&A to say No!)

Do you have a prematch song you like to play to get you in the zone?
Jay-Z encore

 

Whats the one match that you played that you remember the best? 
Semi final of the Juan Carlos Ferrero Grade 1 ITF

 

Simon Carr and Juan Carlos Ferrero
Where city has the best on court fans for atmosphere? 
Alicante

 

Who was your childhood tennis hero?
Rafael Nadal

Do you prefer Running/Biking/Love Both or Hate Both?
Hate Both!

Are you good at jokes? Tell us one!
Yes, i quit my job in the helium gas factory lately, I refuse to be spoken to in that tone!

Huge thanks to Simon for taking the time to answer these questions. We wish him the best of luck at Wimbledon Juniors in a few weeks and on the mens tour. Keep an eye out for him. Follow Simon on Instagram

Lastly check out Simon's training, you'll be guaranteed to laugh 😆

 

 

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