Originally Posted by LeeD
Negative Nellie here, an eternal pessimist.
I can hit the greatest winners (for my level) and only stare at my strings.
I can hit really dumb losers, and get discouraged, droop my shoulders, and start to look around.
I don't mind losing. I hate to play badly.
I get discouraged when things are going badly, but I try not to show it. That's not always easy, but it does seem to bring me positive results later. My goal is just to remain as even keel as I can. I probably didn't mention...I don't yell or pump fists or do the "come on!" thing when I hit a good winner. I just turn around and walk away. There isn't much point....my matches don't draw spectators yet.