Q&A With Men's Tennis Player Amit Inbar

March 9, 2009

Favorite memory on a tennis court
Winning my first futures final in Greece after being a set down. I came back to win it with a huge comeback against another Israeli guy.

Favorite non-tennis activity:
Basketball, soccer, jet-ski, Guitar Hero

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
Working in California for a business firm or working somewhere in connection to sports.

Describe your game in three words
Power, talent, aggressive.

What is your best shot?

Other than tennis not many people can beat me at...
Backgammon, Mario 2, Darts.

What is the one thing you could change about the sport of tennis?
I would change the scoring format. Instead of 15, 30, 40, etc. I would make it more simple like 1,2,3,4.

The thing you miss most about Israel is...
My family and friends, and of course my favorite hummus.

Who has had the biggest impact on your tennis career?
My former coach Gilad Bloom who was top 100 player, and my mental trainer.

Favorite tennis drill:
Serve and volley.

Least favorite tennis drill
Forehand & Backhand side to side.

Best movie you've seen in the last year
Slumdog Millionaire

Road trips with the team are fun because...
We are all together in the car or the airplane and just having fun together, laughing, joke around, eating at restaurants. Just being together.

Tennis player you admired growing up
Pete Sampras

The score is 3-3. Which teammate do you want playing in the deciding singles match?
Michael Look

Favorite class at UCLA
ESL 35

If you could play another sport at UCLA what would it be?

Where is the most interesting place you have traveled?
Phuket, Thailand

If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?

If you could bring the team on a trip to Israel, where would you take them?
To Jerusalem to see some holy places and get inspiration and then to Tel-Aviv to party all day on the beach.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
vs. Bruin Racqueteer Day
Los Angeles, CA
vs. NCTC Tournament
Palm Springs, CA
vs. Sherwood Collegiate ...
Thousand Oaks, CA
Wednesday, Jan 20
vs. San Francisco
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
vs. Tennis Championships ...
Maui, HI
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. SMU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Georgia Tech
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
vs. Tennis Championships ...
Dallas, TX
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Georgia
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 1
vs. Florida
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 05
vs. San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Tuesday, Feb 09 - 3:00 PM PST
at Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Friday, Feb 12 - All Day PST
vs. USTA/ITA National ...
Charlottesville, VA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:00 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Tuesday, Mar 01 - 2:30 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Mar 03 - All Day PST
vs. Pacific Coast ...
La Jolla, CA
Thursday, Mar 10 - 2:30 PM PST
vs. Baylor
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Mar 22 - 1:00 PM PST
Las Vegas, NV
Friday, Mar 25 - 5:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Mar 27 - 12:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Friday, Apr 01 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 08 - 1:30 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Apr 10 - 11:00 AM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Apr 17 - 3:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 20 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Thursday, Apr 21 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Ojai, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA
Sunday, Apr 24 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Ojai, CA