Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by IceBlue, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. IceBlue

    IceBlue New User

    Feb 26, 2004
    Hey! How do you prevent lowered self-confidence when you practice routinely with someone that pretty much cleans your clock, but yet you beat practically everyone else in the entire area? What do you do to prevent from getting "down" when the only person you really want to beat is the one you are losing to? Thanks! :wink:
  2. Dranguyengon

    Dranguyengon New User

    Mar 14, 2004
    I don't think anyone can really give u a good piece of advice on this. All i know is that confidence in your game is something that only you can make happen.

    When i play, i start confident. Play your game and stay confident. In order to stay confident however, you just have to start believing that you can beat that guy. Hit several winners, fewer unforced errors, and gain enough confidence to beat the other person. Just don't be overconfident and you have to want to play. When you have no will to play, even doubt if you want to play this guy, then you will lose.
  3. kevhen

    kevhen Hall of Fame

    Feb 20, 2004
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I usually can play tough for 2 sets before losing it against someone a level higher than me. So I just don't play them more than 2 sets or I will lose focus and my happiness. It's still good to play someone a level up, so that you can learn what it takes to win points at that level.

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