Originally Posted by Rina
The whole time he is serving he is thinking "I can't miss, I can't miss, my Dad is going to be so upset!" Or how he is going to have to write can't miss a serve million times? So, what do you think is making him miss it? He is not thinking about serving at all! It is perfectly normal to play at a lower level at a tournie, it takes a lot of matches to get over it. Sorry to say it, you are not helping it, you are making it worse. What you do in practice translates in a tournament, and if he was stressing on his own, now you added to it. Always tell him play the right way and if you lose even badly I am happy you played your game and stuck with it!
I didn't see it like that, agrh.
And you are right, he is still a little boy who like to please to his parent.
Sometime i ask him read this forum, I had to make him read what you just wrote.
Thank million time
I didn't make him write, it was just to make him try to fight his stress.