Name: Carissa Turner
Current location: Cardiff
Disciplines: Ladies Singles and Doubles
Biggest achievement: Reaching top 90 in singles, Cyprus International Women’s Singles R-Up, Women’s Doubles Winner, National Singles and Doubles Champion and Commonwealth Games 2010
Other than the Welsh International, my favourite tournament is… Any team event; I love the atmosphere of everyone coming together to support each other and we always have a great laugh.
Best tip for tournaments: You need a good eating routine and to get to the hall in plenty of time to warm up but don’t stay there too long in between matches. Even if you can’t go back to the hotel, go for a walk or just to the cafe to get out of the hall
Favourite workout song: It’s always changing but Calvin Harris’s 18 Months album has some great upbeat songs.
Favourite training session: When I feel I’ve learnt or mastered something new
Least favourite training session: 400m sprint intervals. Bluh!! They should be illegal
Favourite piece of sporting kit: My Babolat dresses
My Idol/hero/role model is… My Mum
If I wasn’t a full time athlete I would be… A TV Presenter
Favourite/best piece of advice you have been given: Learn from your mistakes, n o matter how many times you get knocked down keep getting back up and treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.
Sporting ambition: Commonwealth Games Medal
Food: guilty pleasure: Salt and Vinegar Crisps
Favourite training fuel: Pasta
Couldn’t live without: My family and dog
Superstitions/routines: To help me focus after the initial knock up on court I then have to re-tie my shoe laces and have a sip of my drink
Random fact: I’ve done a bit of modelling before.