I signed up for a 3.0 World Tennis Team and got bageled our first set in mens doubles 0-8. This was my first tourny (and a pretty friendly and relaxed one) and I was a basket case. All I can think of are excuses and frankly I played so crappy. I could hardly return serve I was such a mess. I rarely play outdoors and the sun was out, windy, the outside lights came on, lots of spectators, hottie on the neighboring court, I didn't really get warmed up, airplanes, you name the distraction it was there. I really do have a much better game. How in the world do I bring it out? I've read "The Inner Game of Tennis" and tried to shut Self 1 up by focusing on my breathing and just looking at my strings. Self 1 was a monster though and I couldn't access the good stroking Self 2.