Name: Ross Davis
Q1) What got you into the sport you are competing in at the Commonwealth Games?
My grandparents both played and took me to have a go. It grew from there.
Q2) What’s your main motivation for being an athlete?
Competing at the highest level against the best opponents in my sport.
Q3) What do you enjoy most about being an athlete?
Mainly rivalry and camaraderie. Having the opportunity to compete with your best mates against the best in the world is not something you get to do very often.
Q4) What’s the best sporting advice you’ve been given?
Concentrate on your own game and trust your own ability. Don’t get caught up in what’s going on around you.
Q5) What have been your major highlights/achievements in your sport?
Winning a British fours title with my brother and two of my best mates in 2016.
Q6) Who has been most influential to you in your sport development and why?
My dad – he ran me around all over the island as well as taking me off-island to compete in as many competitions as possible. That allowed me to challenge myself early on and gain experience I wouldn’t otherwise have had.
Q7) How is the Acorn Performance Pathway supporting you in your development?
Having given targets and logging sessions ensures you plan in advance and remain as consistent as possible throughout the year.
Q8) Who is your sporting hero?
Q9) What international sporting moment really stands out for you and why? E.g. Britain winning gold in…; Mo Farah; Lewis Hamilton winning F1 title?
The 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul – Liverpool giving everything to come back from 3-0 down at half time to win on penalties.
Q10) What’s the most important element of your preparation? (E.g. nutrition, sleep, other…)
Playing as many competitive games as possible.