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Old 01-25-2008, 05:55 AM   #18
Nellie
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I think a big problem we all share is to play one way in practice and to then tighten up and play more conservatively in a match. I don't know if you changed your technique because of your nerves or because you started hitting a couple and it just worked.

I think that your instructor is giving you good advise because there is nothing worse than losing your strokes during a match. If you start poking at the ball and it stops working, there is little you can do, whereas if you start long, you can shorten your strokes as needed, for example, if the opponent is giving you a lot of pace.
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