New Hitting Partner and Tournaments

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by smiley74, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. smiley74

    smiley74 Rookie

    Sep 20, 2007
    Now, that I think I have my pro problem solved I have another dilemma.

    My pro found someone for me to hit with. She is a strong 3.0/weak 3.5.
    I am a nervous wreck. What if I choke up and mishit everything? How did you guys deal with that initial meeting with a new hitting partner? Ever have the person be horrified and walk out?

    Also, for those of you that compete...did you wait until you felt you were solid at your level and could win before you did your first tournament or did you throw caution to the wind and just jump in that and play to get experience?

    Thanks in advance!!!

    P.S.- Please bear with me as you were all newbies once too!!!:-0
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2007
  2. Topaz

    Topaz Legend

    Jun 18, 2005
    Um, I definitely threw caution to the wind...though now that I think about it, I did stick to just clinics and lessons for about a year before I joined leagues. I was, however, in no means 'solid' when I started competing.

    Don't worry about the hitting partner! Just think footwork, hit the ball deep, and keep on going. Most of us are desperate for hitting partners, so she will most likely be very happy to hit with you.
  3. burosky

    burosky Professional

    Nov 9, 2006
    Stay within yourself. Don't worry too much about the results be it a tournament, league, practice or social much. It doesn't matter how good you get because unless your last name is Federer and your first name is Roger there is always going to be someone better than you. Having success on the court isn't always defined by wins. If you are able to play to the best of your ability, regardless of the result, that is a success. The win is just a by-product of the success you attain while playing. If you focus on having success you can never lose. If you focus solely on wins, losses get magnified. Just enjoy the game.

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