I just began playing tennis late last year. I have probably been playing a total of 6-7months. This weekend I am playing in a Doubles tournament with a friend of mine that started playing around the same time I did. He took lessons and I just asked him for a lot of help and we've progressed together. He has played USTA league tennis(2.5 and moving up to 3.0 next season). We signed up to play in the 2.5 Men's doubles division. We are the only team in there so we're most likely going to bumped up to another division, just to make me even more nervous! I've only played practice matches and have always been really relaxed because they didn't count. Is there anything that I can do to shake the jitters beforehand and shake them come match time? We played a 6.5 team on Sunday and we lost 7-8(corporate league scoring). I was nervous in this practice match because they were so much better. I held all of my serves though and actually had a really good 1st serve percentage! I'm hoping that the nerves will help me play better but just in case they don't anyone else have any ideas what I can do? Anyone have any first match/tournament experiences that may help or may just be entertaining to read?