My professional tennis career
Hello ! My name is Michael Bakay.
I am a 13 year old junior tennis player from Blanchardstown , dublin 15 . I am currently living with my mom in Clonee , where i go to secondary school . I am Irelands number one junior tennis player in under 13. I had a successful year winning couple of tournaments in Ireland ( Glasnevin Open and Naas Open ) , also I normally got to quater , semefinal or final of the tournaments I played in Ireland . At the beginning of August i got to semi final of Tennis Eourope tournament Dublin week 2 which I consider my biggest achievement at the moment.
I started tennis at the age of 9 in my local gym , only twice a week as at that time i was doing Taekwoondo and was an Irish number one in my age group, i travelled a lot around Ireland winning all possible competitions . It happened that we moved and my mom suggested to try tennis lessons in my local Dunboyne club , now i am a member of Castleknock club . Thats where everything began , at the age of 10 I got very interested in tennis and made a huge progress withing a year and at the age of 11 I was invited to be a member of National Tennis Academy where i trained for the next 1.5 years. In August I was selected to represent Leinster in the prestigious event Iterpros in Belfast, Nothern Ireland .
I love tennis and my moto is find fuel in every failure, i never give up . My goal is to be a professional tennis player and represent Ireland in Davis Cup when i am older , and in the near future to qualify for Junior Grand Slams. My current ranking in Tennis Europe is 604 as I didn’t travel much , so for next year I need to go to at least 10 tournaments in Europe to get the experience of playing international tournaments.
All the contributions make a huge difference and gives me a hope for this year. I appreciate every help i can get to make my dream come true !!!