First tourney saturday

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  1. Korangster

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    hey guys,. my first tourney is on saturday. my friends(who are avid tourney players) say that i will do well, but im not that confident. i just need some tips on how to relax and play my game. sometimes i make lots of mountains out of molehills. any tips?
     
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  2. Jdrizzle03

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    really just relax. take your time it will help. if you get behind dont quit. thats my best asset i seem to play better when im behind. last of all dont think ahead go one point at a time. Good Luck
     
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  3. ChuDat

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    USTA?

    Since its your first tournament your bound to feel pressure, unless you've played high school tennis and the schools you play against are good. Remember you paid for the tournament to play tennis against other people and have fun.
     
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  4. Korangster

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    thanks for the tips. wish me luck on sat!
     
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    goodluck. I have a tournament coming up as well. Its going to be my first tournament in 5 months
     
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    o have a big tournament coming up soon Good LUCK!
     
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    Breathe. Simple as that. Exhale during your warm-up on every stroke (not saying grunt though...). This will inveitably loosen you up for the rest of the match. Don't worry as well, everybody feels a little (a lot for some people) at the beginning of a match. Take it as a learning experience.

    These are all various things I've used to pretty good effect lately (2 tournament wins in 4 tourneys). :)
     
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  8. Korangster

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    hahaha, draws came out today. if i can get by first round, i play the number 1 seed(the irony of life huh,) if i get past that, i play 4rth seed. so im looking at this as just for experiance! thanks for the tips!
     
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    Have fun. Don't let the idea that you're playing a seeded player get to you. Being seeded doesn't always mean your good, it can mean that you've played a lot of tourneys. :)
     
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    Western States?
     
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    ok, last post before i head out to play my best! thanks for all the tips you guys. wish me loads of luck! ill need it.
     
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    Tell us how you do. GL
     
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    hy guys. played first and second rounds today. won 1st 60 60, but lost to 1 seed 60, 61. im stil in concies and i think i have a good change of winning. wihs me lluck! thanks
     
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  14. Korangster

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    ugh< lost my match 8-5 in the consolations. thing is, my elbow was hurting and i had to serve underhand. and like the great sportsman my opponant was, he took every advantage. well, i didn't really expect much from this tourney, but this was a really bad loss. ill do better next time!
     
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  15. ChuDat

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    what kind of tournament was it(novice, challenger, open etc?)
     
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  16. xnarek

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    My friend -played his first tournaments match a bit ago and he lost too because of nerves :D
     
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  17. Noaler

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    which region u in?
     
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  18. Korangster

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    sw, and i don't know what kind of tourney it was
     
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