Do you have any idea how good this feels? If not, I’ll tell you. It feels really really good.
Now, I pride myself on not being a competitive player, but when things are getting tight on the court, I get a little nervous. I play harder and see if I can pull myself out of the hole. That’s what I did tonight.
I won the first set 7-6. We had to play a tiebreaker. Tiebreakers are never fun, because that means the set was really close. People try to win sets by a few games. Oh well; at least I pulled through.
I won the second set 6-3 and that was the match. Since it was still early, we decided to play another set, which I won 6-3. It sounds like I am bragging here, I know, but all the beating up that I do on myself, I think I deserve it.
There was one thing I worked on since my last ladder match and that was my “mental game.” I have serious problems with that (along with every other tennis player out there having the same problem). I read up on it and got some tips which really helped out tonight. Needless to say, I don’t talk smack on the court anymore. That really wasn’t helping my game. The more I take things seriously, the better I play.
I have a clinic in the morning. We’ll see how I do there.