When starting out, i didn't like it when people watch me play since i was horrible. And when i started getting good, and people would watch I would take notice and start "showing off" or try playing extra good. (Especially if pretty female watches). After playing some more tennis, i realize that this sport demands so much concentration, i'm being foolish to divide my mind like this.... I think it's partally because of my swing because i use a full western grip and racquet head speed needs to be very quick and people who doesn't play as much or have a keen interest in it stands out to them... and i hear them say wow he's good.. which feeds my ego... but now, i made a bad habit of this and can't seem to block out any external stimuli or a hot babe walking by. When playing someone that is lower rating, i'm always tempted to just play to show off, but I know that this stupid pride well get me into lot of trouble playing good players so every moment i try to stay focused. Ok so point of this posting is am i the only one that is wierd like this? Or are there people that seem to notice people watching and somehow do worse or even better out of the blue because of them.... All i really want now is to be focused from start to finish in the game and forget anything that is happenign around me.. i guess i'm maturing..