Doubles “Feelings” – True Partnership

Posted on December 15, 2010 
Filed Under Doubles Strategy, Mental Game

One of the “worst feelings” in tennis is “missing” an “easy important-point shot” when playing “doubles”. No wonder, “who would enjoy” the feeling of “letting your partner down”, as it seems to feel like inevitably?! Mostly, if you feel like you are missing way more shots than your partner that day, then it eats you up inside, and makes you feel guilty. Well, let me tell you, even way worst is the feeling you have when, you glance at your own partner after the point is over and notice a “clear look of disappointment” or  “anger” or a “negative attitude in general”, makes you feel just way worst even than you already are feeling. You just “feel the complaint look” from your partner, and from there on you feel like you are playing “with a gun pointed to your head”, so much pressure to “not miss” and let your partner down. Now, when your partner gets to the point of voicing him or herself to you right after the point, telling you what you did wrong or what to do instead, then you start feeling like a “cannon” is pointed to your head now. So, to always be a “great partner” in doubles, no matter how well or bad your partner plays, be sure to be “supportive” No Matter What The Outcome Of The Point Is!! Period!! Just be very positive towards your partner when he or she misses, and they will miss a lot less to begin with!! They will feed off of your positive or negative energy!! So, you should choose the one energy type you want to send out to your partner, either to help them, or to make things even worst for them!! It’s “up to you” to make your partner feel OK when they miss “any” shot, “really up to you”!! Think about it…


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