Originally Posted by Chemist
Playing tournament is the best way of tennis training. But because you just start to play tournament, you need to first play a few lowest level of the tournaments to learn how to win points, games, and matches and gain confidence. Just forget about the ranking and ignore what your coach said.
Yeah, he's not the only one. I actually lost every doubles match last year due to bad coaching. I developed to nearly 4.0/4.5 in one year and is still terrible in leading to the right direction as in playing with other opponents.