I am pretty sure I need help with my on court anger management. For the most part I get angry when not playing well against players who I think I should beat. By "players I think I should beat", I mean players who I have beaten regularly in the past or those who play at a lower USTA level than I do for example. If I'm being beaten by someone clearly playing better than me I'm not so bad but when I'm my own worst enemy on the court I will let loose with some language I rarely use anywhere else in my life. For example, this week I hit a ball long, which should have been easily put away, on a relatively important shot (within the context of a set) against a really nice guy, whom I usually beat. The shot would have won the set which at one time I'd led 5-2 but now was in danger of being tied at 5 all (and ultimately was). I blurted out a "F You" which I mean to be directed squarely at myself since I was the moran who hit the sitter long. I felt awful immediately and apologized to him and explained that I was saying it to myself. Although F Me would have been more appropriate, I was too stupid to blurt that one out. Keep in mind there was exactly nothing but my pride on the line for this match. It was not a league or a ladder or even against someone I play all that often. I could relay other, similar instances and I get particularly susceptible to these Tourette's-like outbursts when the other player is upping my general annoyance level by, say, not calling the score. That, however, was not the case in the above match. Anyway: Help me! The sad part is that I don't even think I play any better when I get myself all worked up in a match.