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Offline krum123

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« on: March 14, 2006, 09:08:44 AM »
Any Advice before my first match today. its at 4 pacific time. any tips any would like to give.

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2006, 09:20:06 AM »
Just play it one point at a time.  DO not sweat the previous point and do not sweat the next point.  1 point at a time.

Is this a school match?
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2006, 09:44:54 AM »
Have fun!
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2006, 11:16:47 AM »
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Just play it one point at a time.  DO not sweat the previous point and do not sweat the next point.  1 point at a time.

Is this a school match?



yeah its a school match. ill remember that. thanks

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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2006, 11:26:25 AM »
If you think your opponent is making bad calls, do not forget that you can always ask your coach to come out and help be a line judge.
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2006, 01:24:19 PM »
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Have fun!


 ..-)

The best tip I've ever gotten was to zone in on the ball. Focus on where you want the ball to hit the racquet and remember to flick your wrist. I've been taking some guidance over the break and my game (especially my consistency) bumped up to a whole new level. I can't wait to see how I do in an actual match. But this isn't about me. What you really need to do is take command of the match as quickly as possible. That's just the easy part though. If you get a big lead, don't get too comfortable or too excited. You just have to keep your game face on. If u fall behind, try your best to find a weakness in your opponent's game and pry on it.

Another thing that you should try doing is making a match-notebook. In it, you should write down the things that you need to work on and how you can improve in those areas. Before matches, you should read them over to get them in your head and after matches (win or lose), you should add on more things that you could have done better. Trust me, it works wonders on your game. I tried it b/c I found out that Serena does it and it's something good to practice. Good luck in your match. The first one is the hardest, but it really does get easier as you go on...
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2006, 11:12:54 PM »
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Have fun!


 ..-)

The best tip I've ever gotten was to zone in on the ball. Focus on where you want the ball to hit the racquet and remember to flick your wrist. I've been taking some guidance over the break and my game (especially my consistency) bumped up to a whole new level. I can't wait to see how I do in an actual match. But this isn't about me. What you really need to do is take command of the match as quickly as possible. That's just the easy part though. If you get a big lead, don't get too comfortable or too excited. You just have to keep your game face on. If u fall behind, try your best to find a weakness in your opponent's game and pry on it.

Another thing that you should try doing is making a match-notebook. In it, you should write down the things that you need to work on and how you can improve in those areas. Before matches, you should read them over to get them in your head and after matches (win or lose), you should add on more things that you could have done better. Trust me, it works wonders on your game. I tried it b/c I found out that Serena does it and it's something good to practice. Good luck in your match. The first one is the hardest, but it really does get easier as you go on...
 ;-()



I really REALLY like that idea. yeah i got back from my match about a couple of hours ago. we lost but its okay. we lost 2-6, 0-6 but we never were below 30-40 when they won the game. plus my serve isnt the best yet(ok it plainly stinks) and i was happy to hit two aces in the first game. we just screwed up when we got closer to it being game. we had fun though