okay so i started this mixed doubles season pretty badly, going 0-4. some of this had to do with my 2.5 women partners, some of it had to do with me (i was double faulting quite a bit.) well yesterday was my last match of the season and i was starting to think i would not even win one official match this season and going back to my high school days. to make matters worse, i had a very crappy warmup (again, meaning i wasnt breaking a sweat) and we dropped the first set 2-6. but...we won in a supertie break, 2-6, 6-3, 10-4! it was a full day ago but im still very happy about it and fulfilled. after the dismal first set, i just really concentrated and was finally warmed up. my first and second kick serves were going in with quite a bit of pace thanks to my working on my toss the day before. each time it did, it was an easy point for me. i took my backhand side cuz since i didnt warm up my forehand was off and on and it was very consistent. then my forehand started getting consistent. and i poached every now and then scoring many easy points. also, my 40year old overweight partner didnt double fault once and was very consistent getting 4-5 balls back each rally. she also got to many short balls that my previous partners could not get to despite her weight. okay so my opponents was a 50some year old and a 40some year old but these were exactly the same type of guys beating me in my four previous matches. also, it was sweeter since the match was against the same team that i lost a supertiebreak to a few wks ago. i have alot of confidence now going into the 3.0 singles season and have learned alot this season: warm up til you break a sweat if somethings not working change something execute full swing even if your opponents hit it slow stay positive and talk to your partner thanks for listening to my "bragging!"