I need to learn your approach, because Losses still make me feel quite bad, even if I played well.
Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
Yup, I say it all the time.
I get my best results in doubles when I go into the match to play my very best, period. That takes a lot of the pressure off for me.
If I go in focused on "winning," then I am a hostage to how well my partner is playing. Then I will notice my partner's missed shots. Then I will start trying to do too much to compensate for her poor play.
But if I just focus on doing what I can do as well as I can do it, the stars align and we will likely win. And if we don't win . . . well, I will accept the consolation prize of knowing I did as much as I could.