everybody wants to play against stronger opponents to improve. not many people realize the value of playing against weaker opposition.
how can you gain confidence and learn how to actively and creatively play your own game, if all you do is struggle to win points against better players?
with the juniors i teach, we look for tournaments where they might have a 2-1 win-loss ratio. two wins for confidence, one loss to learn from
one of the beauties of the sport is that it takes very long to become a master(within your own capabilities). meaning you can improve basically your whole life. donīt pressure yourself into wanting to achieve too much too soon.