Everyone goes through them, from the top players to hackers like us, roaming tennis forums. Its not just a once in a lifetime thing, where you get over it and thats it. Its like a virus, that comes and goes. Well, Ive got the "flu" once again. Symptoms start very mild, a bad day where the forehand is surprisingly not what it normally is, not to worry, just one day. But then, the next day, and the problem is still there. Something feels off with that FH. As a week goes by, I expect the weekend to take care of the problem, but no, symptoms spread. Ive been thinking about my FH so much that other shots go to hell as well. That backhand is suddenly not as trusty anymore, and the serve gets the jitters, cause Im thinking, get a good serve in there cause your FH is shaky...................... sheeeeeeeeeeeees! What do you do? Personally, Im a fighter, and you have to kill me three times to make sure I stay down so, even though I have absolute crap days, I sometimes manage to find the way to win or at least make it a dog fight, like tonite. I played a very solid junior, who is very fast and fit and has a big FH. Im pretty positive I can beat him easily when playing normally, but the past two weeks have been horrible, and he has been crushing me. Tonight I wont the 1st set, but playing like crap, having to scramble for every ball and being on the defensive end all night long. Lost the 2nd 6-4 after being up a break 4-3, and lost the third 7-5. I was down 5-3 receiving and fought my way back, pure pride................. but very few tennis. I wanna take some days off but I cant! I love to play, and love to sweat and get tired, Im kindof a masochist that way, I know Im playing bad, but I still wanna be on court working on my game, cause I know my shots are there, just need to find them again, but its so hard to stay positive (almost broke my racquet tonight! ). How do you stay positive and how do you get over that?