This is so true.He stressed that research shows that that under pressure the body releases adrenaline.
Adrenaline makes us run faster and hit harder.
But it is not good for fine motor skills like putting that shot just where we want it.
And it blocks our thinking skills, so good shot selection seems to go out the window.
During practice or drills, I hit great heavy balls with deep placement. But in games, I just get WAAAY too hyper and my swing goes to pieces. Then you try to slow down a bit and you start dinking the balls over.
The best way to get better in match play is to play as many matches as possible. You got to get to a point where your mentally used to playing points that matter.