I hate tennis so much

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  1. mcutilize

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    just lost my 3rd straight 3 setter. i lost 1-6 6-3 10-8. I feel like giving up i lose to so many worse players than i am. i mean last match i lost was pretty good but i mean this is just an embarrassing loss.

    any suggestions on how to move on from here
     
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  2. star 5 15

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    That's just tennis. You win some and you lose some. Just be happy your healthy and keep working hard.
     
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    i've lost 3 3 setters in a row. in all my 3 setters ive played which is 5 i have won the first set.

    im tired of losing
     
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    Then start training and working hard... If you put even a 30-60 minites more aday of hard work youll beat these kids in a month i bet.
     
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    i play 5 hours a day plus gym and workouts. im sure i work much harder than anyone in my area
     
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    They're not the lesser player when they beat you. What that means is that you have to stop underestimating players based on rankings, form, technique and even results. In tennis, players can step it up, hit the zone, have great day, etc. The best players learn how to last against such players and position themselves to still win when they themselves start to hit all cylinders firing.

    Don't look at this as a loss moreso than a learning experience. Think back about the match and think about how you MAY have won a point here or there if you had just done this or that. You don't have to win pretty. Also, don't play less because of this, play more. The more you play the more chances you give yourself to be put in a situation where you really have to dig down deep and think about alternate ways of winning. You'll get to the point where you should start winning some of these meetings against "lesser" players and you'll find the experience only helps against "equal" and "greater" players because you'll find yourself in the same situation of being down but now know what you have to do.
     
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    Dude Brandon I hate it too. I sucked nuts today. Again. It's so frustrating I practice so much and work my ass off, all for nothing.
     
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  8. himynameisNIKE

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    dont worry man ur gonna go through some patches in your tennis where you dont feel confident in yourself you just gotta be confident man you have to believeeeee!!
     
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    And dont get cramps in those 3rd sets!!
     
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    Work on your metal game!
     
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    ....Just wait until you are top of your game/section and switch to a one hander...
    Think of it this way, (without pushing) you don't WIN, you just don't LOSE first- Work to become that "brick wall" kid...

    And if that doesn't put it in enough perspective for you, read the thread about the UCLA player in the College section and the kind of experiances he's going thru- I bet he would even be willing to lose to you, just to play at all.
     
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    You play 5 hours a day?
    maybe you need to train smarter or find a better coach. I have heard good things about the Central Park tennis club program. (I live in norcal)

    Academy is also an idea.
     
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    Sounds like a pretty darn close match that could have gone either way... time to work on your mental game :)

    Read The Inner Game of Tennis by Tim Gallwey
     
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  14. mcutilize

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    ive never cramped b4
     
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    theres a reason why i won the first set 6-1. i was an agressive brick wall then i lost my cool cuz i couldn't believe i was losing to him. stil i didnt give up i came back from 0-3 and got it to 2-5. i saved like 5 set points in a row with winners to make it 3-5. then i choked the 3-5 game away. 30 all and i dont even hit the ball hard like i should. ok so we go into super tiebreak and we both keep hitting winners after winners on pretty long rallies. and i blow it at 8-9 when i dumped another return. match point with my serve i hit a hard slice at him and he gives me an easy return, i hit it pretty agressively, and i get another short ball. i hit it fairly deep, and get an easy putaway volley but i hit it a little bit wide. i mean this is just another heartbreak after another.

    and yeah these 3 setters just keeep killing me deeply. first match it was really close and i took it easy and it went away.

    2nd match i won the first set and it was close too, then in 2nd set we had like 20 minute games and he played them better.

    3rd match i was in total control i was ahead 6-1 i was pumped up everything was going my way. and even tho things went bad i still tried to come back and i almost did.
     
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    I have an old T5000 metal racket if anyone needs to work on their metal game.
     
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    I was talking to himynameisnike. He cramps alot in the 3rd so i just said that. haha sorry.
     
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    isnt cramping due to conditioning? if thats the cause im probably never gonna have one i have really good conditioning
     
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  19. himynameisNIKE

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    no?i cramped once thats the only time i have
     
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    another thing is that usually when i start playing matches i'm always down 0-3 and somehow find a way to come back either to win the set or tie it up.

    any suggestions on how to prevent this.

    last 3 matches this tournament i went down 0-3 at least once per match
     
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  21. SoCal10s

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    since you play so mach tennis already,try doing some roadwork.. start runnung a few miles 2X a week .. this will not only help you with your stamina but also teach you how to appreciate the long distance hard work you have to put in to go 3,4,5 miles.. the secret is to do it on a very routine basis..pick 2 days to run,Mon. and Wed. or Tues. and Thurs,, and don't miss the running no mater what.. it's the discipline that you have to commit to to be able for you to get over that hump.. I know this works,, just do it and prove it to yourself.. good luck..
     
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    i think it's the mental game. too much overconfidence when you think you're the better player, you get sloppy, and lazy during play.

    also if you have an aggressive game several things can go wrong. you outplay yourself being aggressive. or if you start losing you start playing too defensively and it becomes a rolla coaster of shifting gears with seemingly no control.
     
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  23. himynameisNIKE

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    agree with this guy. you just need to focus more and keep your intensity
     
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    first set i was really agressive hitting my shots cuz he was staying at the baseline and i won it easily. 2nd set he went to the net more often and me being me i killed the ball at him and it didnt work. so i started lobbing him and i kept missing easy volleys. i start a comeback from 1-4 down but i miss an easy shot at 30-40 at 3-5.

    tiebreak i already talked about.

    and i wasnt playing too defensively if anything i was way more consistent in this match then in any other.

    and i didnt get overconfident if anything playing him made me even more pumped up because of a little incident that i wont go into
     
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    Sounds like me in a tourny in NM. won first easy lost second caue i played his game. Only i beat him 6-2 in the third. But i learned to keep my game cause ill lose alot playing their game.
     
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  26. DownTheLine

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    Slow start.
    Take a jog before your match get into the zone while you wait and in your warm-ups.

    Many people overlook there warm-ups including me. Hit it to every shot of your opponent find out the weakest stroke and exploit that.
     
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    i have an 1hour warmup before matches and all my practices. including stretching etc. i found out his weakness which is how i won the first set so easily 6-1. he played better 2nd set killing me at the net. i would start lobbing him and it worked but when i went up for the volleys i kept missing them and i wasnt rushing at all.

    at 8-9 i hit 2 pretty good forehands and i had an easy putaway volley right to me and i hit it wide a little bit
     
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    In the second set did you still hit to his weakness? Or did you become complacent and stop?

    Plus, if somethings not working why keep on doing it?
     
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    I think the first issue at hand here is believing that someone that just beat you is a lesser player. I never understand this thought process. I would rather walk off the court thinking I brought everything I could and the other player just had the answers. If you started smashing the ball at the guy and he still took you to the bank in the end, then ball smashing isn't the answer. My coach has an interesting saying I hear him use often. He talks about how he coaches these autistic children and they can smash the ball so hard it amazes him.
     
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    Maybe after the first set he figured out your weaknesses?
     
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    first set i hit heavy topspin deep keeping him at the baseline and it was his weakness so it killed him thats how i won 6-1. he then pounced on like all my short balls after that so i give him credit.
     
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    i did give everything i almost staged a comeback from 1-4 down saving 8 set points before losing the 2nd set at 3-5 down by hitting a bad backhand at 30-40.

    i give him credit tho he handled all my hard shots at the net pretty well.
     
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    Many players take the first set to figure out what someone is going to do and then start to adjust. There are many guys that love to have someone blasting balls at them.
     
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    i guess he's one of them. i mean its just seriously depressing i put in so much time and hard work and guys that dont even care as much as i do keep beating me
     
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    Maybe your just burnt out and having a slump.
     
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  36. GeorgeLucas

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    just quit already. tennis doesn't need talentless windbags like you wasting valuable court space.
     
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  37. Nadal&Nike10

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    Hey easy soulja b***h
     
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    dude. shut up. :evil:

    seriously man f*** off
     
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  39. Nadal&Nike10

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    Just keep working hard. people say thats just tennis but that is just life aswell, keep working and keep playing. it will pay off
     
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    im playingthe best i ever had before.
     
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    r u telling me u've never had hard losses before. get out of here ckunt
     
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    my dawg i just dont cry about them all day look here the all knowing soulja boy says "i know alot of yall thought i wasnt comin back yeah yeah i had to prove em wrong got back in the studio came up wit another hit yeah yeah"
     
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  43. DownTheLine

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    WTF???????
     
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  44. Nadal&Nike10

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    he is drunk as hell i bet
     
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  45. mcutilize

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    ok mr turn my swag on. but im like different from everyone else i put in more hardwork then everyone else 3-5 hours a day. conditioning,fitness, and workout.

    and what do i have to show for it can't win past 3rd round, and no trophies
     
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  46. Nadal&Nike10

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    same and i do about the same, hours, conditioning, weights ect. it is f*****g annoying but it will eventually pay off
     
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  47. mcutilize

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    hopefully it all pays off. conditioning hasnt really come into play in any of my matches yet
     
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  48. Nadal&Nike10

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    is it hot in washington
     
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    for most i guess but the heat doesnt bother me. i like it cuz i know if i play long matches in the heat i can last. this past week its cooled down a lot it
     
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  50. Nadal&Nike10

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    i live in texas and it gets hot and humid, like 110 with 85- 90% humidity on court sometimes if not hotter, but i have gotten used to that which is a huge bonus for me in my matches
     
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