Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by iplaybetter, Apr 10, 2007.
how should i handle a fluke loss at school that no one will ever let me live down
shake it off
offer a rematch to that person who beat you
instead of that rematch, you ambush that person with all your gangsta friends...
i am surrounded by dumb jocks who look at what they can use agauns you not what you did well
It's just to compel you to try harder, don't take it too personally.
Every dumb jock has lost a game, match, tournament whether it was a fluke or not but will never admit it, ...that's why they call 'em dumb jocks, eh?
Learn to laugh at yourself, moments don't define you, time, attitude and class does. In a day, week or a month, this will all be ancient. Take your lumps and let it motivate you but remember flukes happen...check out the 1980 US Olympic Hockey team victory over the Soviet Union.
well for one. most of the "Typical" dumb jocks, aren't playing tennis as this great sport usually attracts more level headed individuals. However, your going to lose. In Junior High I could never get past the 3rd seed, I was WAYYY better than the 2nd seed and even the 1st, but I choked everytime I played him. Tennis is just as much if not more a mind game as it is a physical sport.
Anyways, good luck if you do get a rematch, and just shake it off. In the long run this will help you.
as i see, this loss of yours is really giving you a hard time. on one hand that's good, because it shows you care about what you're doing, on the other hand you have to learn to control this stuff.
in a 32draw of a tournament, by the end of the week there will be 31 losers! so, losing a match is not the end of the world. learn to deal with it, analyse what happend and set your targets for the next couple of practice sessions to address the weak points you spotted.
by jumping over the threads - it is shot selections my dear iplaybetter. you made the wrong shot and ended up with an unforced error! so you have to learn to build up your points. there is no other way of getting "match tough" than playing tournaments.
i had a colleague at my club in my junior years, that used to bagel me regularly in practice matches. we crossed each other three times in tournaments - he never made a set! the only way to learn to play under tournament stress is playing tournaments.
now, leave your grief aside, work up on the issues you spotted and when you step out on the court next time in a match, just get it right. fight for every ball until the last one is played. even pros get a beating after having had match points!
therapy, and a good cry
Just train and play the person, and own him/her
i second that advice
Have anyone here ever cried after a loss before? I don't think I have.... I think.. maybe..
Nah, felt pretty pissed and depressed (for like an hour or two).
I once went to a bar smashed a bottle and proceeded to "clean" the place out, but never have I shed a tear after a match loss.
No not in tennis but I cried after losing a nationall match in wrestleing after having a spotless record combined recored for 3 years (142-0) b4 I lost:sad:
i cried both times
Me. I'm very emotional.
I will never cry after tennis but in wrestling I will because I usually only lose once or twice every 3-4 years
in high school? so im guessing you won state like 3 times lol?
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