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
Friday, Feb 05
vs. San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Tuesday, Feb 09
at Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
L, 1 - 6
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Georgia
Charlottesville, VA
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Texas A&M
Charlottesville, VA
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. North Carolina
Charlottesville, VA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, Feb 27
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
W, 4 - 3
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
vs. Pacific Coast ...
La Jolla, CA
Thursday, Mar 10
vs. BYU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Tuesday, Mar 22
Las Vegas, NV
W, 6 - 1
Friday, Mar 25
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, Mar 27
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 4 - 0
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Apr 08
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 4 - 0
Sunday, Apr 10
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 4 - 0
Thursday, Apr 14
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Sunday, Apr 17
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Apr 22
vs. Stanford
Ojai, CA
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. California
Ojai, CA
W, 4 - 1
Friday, May 13 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Weber State
Los Angeles, CA