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Your toughest competition is NOT staring at you from the other side of the net 78 feet away. Your toughest foes are your conscious thoughts, and the questions you ask yourself during match play! Your conscious thoughts should be positive, and your questions should reflect playing within your abilities!
After attempting to return 2 to 3 cannon ball tennis serves unsuccessfully, compliment your opponent on the amazing power and control he has on his serve. Then watch him try and add 5 % percent to show how good he really is. Its guaranteed to produce a series of double faults to get you back in the set.
Everybody loves to win. But, the measure of a competitor is how he or she handles losing. Sampras' first coach deliberately put him against older, better, and stronger players not only to make him a better player, but teach him how to learn from losing. It paid off, as Sampras has the most Grand Slam titles of any player in history.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|