Last updated 7 years ago
I have started playing in our League games which continue until March 2016. When I am practicing at our club events I play good shots but when I start playing in the League I seem to go to pieces. I find myself hitting really bad shots, and as soon as i have hit the ball, I cringe because I know that is not what I would have normally done. All the people I play are really friendly but competitive and I find myself tightening up as soon as the ball comes towards me. Also I am not really good at reading the spins yet. Will I ever overcome this. I love playing and would be very disappointed in my self if I have to give up playing in the League. Please can you help?
Firstly, yes you will improve your ability to play matches.
Think about your feelings when you play in a match compared to practicing. Then take a look at this lesson we have in our Sports Psychology on Recognise Your Feelings. This will be a good first step for you.
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ankan ganguly Posted 7 years ago
I also get nerves duringtournament1 day I am playing cadet boys semi final I get really nervous I lose that match by3-2 decider game 10-6i am leading that's all....
Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago
That is OK. Everyone gets nervous. The more times you are put in that position the better you will get at closing out a match. Also watch the video listed above. I think this will help.