I feel weird........

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by Cody, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Cody

    Cody Semi-Pro

    Mar 17, 2009
    Yesterday i had my first comp match, i have been playing for 4 months and play a weekend round robin type comp where each match consists of 2 teams of 3 players.

    I was up against the number one singles opponent which i talked to after a friendly warm up doubles which he told me he has been playing for 6 years.

    My game started off pretty badly which i thought is normal for a first match and was down 0-3.
    Then my serve into some zone where i served like i had never served before and was making shot like i couldn't believe and soon i was up 5-4 which seems impossible to me and then finished the match with 3 aces to close the game.

    Now i was really happy, enough to even brag about it on here as you can see until i looked over at my opponent who was visibly upset chucking his racket around and almost crying.
    I was really shaken up from this as it is just friendly weekend comp(i think) and i feel really sorry for some reason.

    I just don't think i have the mind for winning if i feel sorry for the opponent.
  2. NotSoSuper

    NotSoSuper Rookie

    Mar 26, 2009
    Dont feel bad for winning. Some people just take loses harder than others.
  3. charliefedererer

    charliefedererer Legend

    Feb 13, 2009
    You'll win some.
    You'll lose some.
    You owe it to your opponent to play your best.
    Your opponent owes it to you to play his best.

    -Rudyard Kipling

    IF you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
    And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
    If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    ' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
    if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
    And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2009
  4. subaru3169

    subaru3169 Semi-Pro

    May 25, 2009
    la, ca
    happens to all of us.. play long enough and you'll feel just like your opponent did
  5. 120mphBodyServe

    120mphBodyServe Banned

    Feb 16, 2009
    Aiming an ICBM at Portland, Oregon..
    To the OP...
    Be happy for your improvement. It's not your problem if your opponent cries. I mean, come on.. This is just tennis...
    It's not like a relative or a close friend of his was killed in war..
    Anyway how old are you?
    Congratulations again...
  6. Cody

    Cody Semi-Pro

    Mar 17, 2009
    Thanks, I just turned 13 hence the new LM Radical :)

    I will probably be experiencing my first loss soon but hope to take it better then that guy.

  7. 120mphBodyServe

    120mphBodyServe Banned

    Feb 16, 2009
    Aiming an ICBM at Portland, Oregon..
    Don't look as a loss as a negative experience.
    Look at it as an exercise to see what you need to work on.
    Because in the end you can only give 100% of your ability & effort at that moment, and that's all you can ask of yourself. If you can do that consistently then you should be happy, win or lose...
    Enjoy your racquet. :-D
  8. Tennis_Maniac

    Tennis_Maniac New User

    May 14, 2009
    Trust me, you'll learn to enjoy this moment instead of hating it.
  9. 120mphBodyServe

    120mphBodyServe Banned

    Feb 16, 2009
    Aiming an ICBM at Portland, Oregon..
    You were in the mystical place between the future and the past that the pro's and many sports psychologists call, "The Zone"...
    You just had a mystical, deep spiritual experience.
  10. arunstennis

    arunstennis Rookie

    May 4, 2008
    i wont lie in high school i ended my freshman year on a sour note loosing a jv #1 singles match to a complete pusher. i had lost the first 7-5 set due to cockyness(which got me this season) and in the second set i came out with a mad vengence and won 6-0 in less than 15 mins(no exageration i aced the kid almost the whole time on my service games) and then their coach decided to be a d0ucher and said play a tiebreaker and i lost it and i threw my rackets and just stormed off the court but i learned my lesson and have now become a little calmer and also learned to respect your opponents since with that loss still i went 17-3 on jv#1 and v#3

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