As you have probably noticed by now, all articles I send your way are based on personal tennis experience…
In this article, again, I come with advice that you can take with you on the court, especially knowing that Saturday morning is match time for most of you! 🙂
One of the things that I “brag” to my students about is the fact that I have never argued with any of my opponents in my entire tennis life! And here is why:
– Arguing creates negative energy that negatively affects your game (there are very few exceptions when arguing actually helps someone’s game).
– There is a chance that you actually did not see the ball well – you “could” be wrong.
– If you do think that your opponent was unfair with the call, politely disagree with them. You will let them know, in that way, that you are watching them and you too keep a good eye on what is happening on the court.
– Do not get angry – stay positive! This is my best advice because I am a firm believer in the idea that if you stay on the positive side, good things will come (or turn) your way.
– And lastly – regardless of the match outcome you DO want to be able to look into your opponent’s eyes and feel good about yourself at the end of the match. Don’t let the bad calls ruin a potential friendship even though your opponent may not be perfect in calling the shots correctly all the time!
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