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My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
NTRP 3.5, NTRP 4.0, NTRP 4.5
On the court, I am a:
rightie, pusher, singles player, two-hander, gamer, choker, top-spinner, grunter, lobber, moon baller, baseliner, gracious winner, gracious loser, cramper
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Shoreline Center, UW, Greenlake, Nordstrom Tennis Center
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Posted on June 16, 2010 at 10:51pm 1 Comment

I'm very nervous about the usta playoffs as tons of people will be there and I have lot of performance anxiety especially when people are watching. My team and coach expects me to do well but i realize that more pressure is put on me i tend to hyperventilate and my thinking process turns to lot of worrying.. I've tried breathing, visualizing and practice with ball machine etc...but anxiety seems to be uncontrollable... I know losing in tennis isn't end of the world but our team ended with a… Continue

changing game plans

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 6:12pm 0 Comments

So I play a particular gamestyle in tennis and can categorize myself as a agressive counterpuncher. I've been told that I'm a retriever and counterpuncher also so for now i guess that's who i am as a tennis player. However, this doesn't mean i have to play this style all the time cause sometimes it doesn't work so I'll have to change up my game plan. I played a match within my usta team and although it's suppose to be "friendly" I feel that my opponent (who is my teammate) still wanted to play… Continue

Weekend Tennis Match

Posted on March 29, 2010 at 12:20pm 0 Comments

So todays match from a random player on a local league I was playing my

own style of counterpunching with full racquet head speed on most of

the shots deep from corner to corner and being defensive and also

offensive. Game plan was working well when I was actually

counterpunching and focusing getting ball in play while moving the

player... Occasionally I would go for winners when there is opening..

but sticking to game plan that was working and was up 4-2. Then I… Continue

mental focus lapses

Posted on March 24, 2010 at 12:46am 0 Comments

Tennis really is a discipline in terms of mental focus. I was playing a

match tonight and there were lot of chatter in the court next to us and

at first it was hard to focus but I did a quick imagery where I put all

four people in the garbage can in my head. (like putting your pc files

in your recycle bin) Then I had to focus on my game and that part I had

no clue in some situations as i just had mental relapses... I don't

know if it was my tension in racquet that… Continue

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At 12:14am on March 16, 2010, Mark / The Mayor said…
JWL, Welcome to the site!
I look forward to your blog!

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