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Offline TrueFX

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« on: January 22, 2007, 10:31:44 PM »
I have been evaluating my singles game a lot lately and realise that when I am down, I'm not thinking about what I need to do to win, but simply, "I need to win".  Then of course, during the long trip home, I do nothing but think about what I should have done different and how I could have changed my play.

My question is :  Can I have some notes with me on the side to go over during change overs?  I think this would help me focus.  Just little things like, "Chip and Charge Weak Second Serve", "Lob into the sun", etc... ?!  

Is that legal, and if so, how would I respond to someonne who thinks that I shouldn't be doing it?

Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2007, 10:33:23 PM »
There's nothing wrong w/ it... it's just that if you think about your shots too much, you can mess up. There is a thing called being TOO focused. What I do w/ my notes is I glimpse over them before a match and then I just bring it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2007, 10:33:33 PM »
Quote from: "TrueFX"
I have been evaluating my singles game a lot lately and realise that when I am down, I'm not thinking about what I need to do to win, but simply, "I need to win".  Then of course, during the long trip home, I do nothing but think about what I should have done different and how I could have changed my play.

My question is :  Can I have some notes with me on the side to go over during change overs?  I think this would help me focus.  Just little things like, "Chip and Charge Weak Second Serve", "Lob into the sun", etc... ?!  

Is that legal, and if so, how would I respond to someonne who thinks that I shouldn't be doing it?

Thanks


Coincidentally Serena Williams does it and if she can do it on the pro tour where some guidelines are fine- why can't you?
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2007, 10:33:41 PM »
Yes, it's legal to do that. I've seen pros who will go over some notes during change overs.

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2007, 10:39:05 PM »
Wow, 3 responses in 30 seconds!  You guys are good.

Thanks for the info.  I think I will try and read up on a gameplan prior to the game first and see if I can keep my mind on it as was suggested.  And if not, I will take it to the next level and bring the notes with me.

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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2007, 07:15:21 AM »
I used to use notecards when I was younger. You don't use them to straighten out technique, but really to focus on your strategy and find your game. They aren't for learning or figuring things out. Notecards are used to help you mentally focus on what needs to be done and that is win. By the way, one good tip for your note cards is to slow down the match when you start losing. It can give you time to think and disrupt your opponent's momentum.
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2007, 10:39:13 AM »
Notecards?  Shoot, Scott uses billboards!   :)~
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