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Mentally strong on the big points

Fuego Frío
10-15-2006, 09:26 PM
:( When im playing a match and i am facing a big point i.e set point down or match point down. My brain automatically goes into 'don't lose this point' instead of 'try to win this point', so i end up dollying the ball over ready for teh opponent to just smack the crap out off. Only once have i played aggressive tennis on a match point down and i ended up winning 10-8 in the 3rd. :worship:

Any -one else have this problem?

Solat
10-20-2006, 03:13 AM
everyone has this problem to some extent...

the best way (IMHO) is to have a set plan for big points (3 out of 4 game points are on the BH side so best to target that side). If you have a plan which you execute your best / favourite strokes you give yourself the most confidence and best chance. If someone beats you when you do the things you do best, you shake their hand and know you did what you know best.