Ughhhh. I am tired of it..... Two weeks ago I have set out on a quest. I felt like I was so close to getting to the next level, or the next step. (Anyone have that feeling?) I have been so serious about getting better, (I really want to make my varsity team, or win a tournament maybe.). I have been running, researching tennis,playing tennis, and working out. But I just cannot get better! In fact, I think I might have gotten even worse. My coach rates me at a 3.5, but I want to get so much better and higher. I asked how to get better before, on this forum, and many people said "To get better, you must practice with a purpose. Its not the hours you put in, its what you put into the hours" Ok, I understand to practice with a purpose. But what are the purposes? One of my better friends told me to practice a new stroke only every time I practice. Is that a good idea? I dont know. I just want to get better...How? (Ill do anything...) I have so much determination.