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Jazz Burks commented on JWL's blog post 'Playoffs'
"I'm sorry man, but I LOVE playoff tennis! Why go through all the hard work of practicing and showing up on time for matches and stuff like that if you don't want to make the playoffs? I know that there is a lot of pressure as you go…"
Jun 20, 2010
A blog post by JWL was featured

Playoffs

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…See More
Jun 17, 2010
JWL posted an article

Playoffs

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…See More
Jun 16, 2010
A blog post by JWL was featured

changing game plans

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…See More
Apr 20, 2010
JWL posted an article

changing game plans

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…See More
Apr 20, 2010
Mr. Jessie L. commented on JWL's blog post 'FIRST TENNIS POST'
"An old veteran senior player once gave me some advice on tennis: "Just the game simple! Try not to think too much about your game or in the end you will defeat yourself! And lastly, Go out there and have FUN!". This is the best advice i…"
Mar 30, 2010
JWL posted an article

Weekend Tennis Match

So todays match from a random player on a local league I was playing myown style of counterpunching with full racquet head speed on most ofthe shots deep from corner to corner and being defensive and alsooffensive. Game plan was working well when I was actuallycounterpunching and focusing getting ball in play while moving theplayer... 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 justhad some mental lapse as I wasn't…See More
Mar 29, 2010
A blog post by JWL was featured

mental focus lapses

Tennis really is a discipline in terms of mental focus. I was playing amatch tonight and there were lot of chatter in the court next to us andat first it was hard to focus but I did a quick imagery where I put allfour people in the garbage can in my head. (like putting your pc filesin your recycle bin) Then I had to focus on my game and that part I hadno clue in some situations as i just had mental relapses... I don'tknow if it was my tension in racquet that was beginning to drop, myinterest…See More
Mar 25, 2010
JWL posted an article

mental focus lapses

Tennis really is a discipline in terms of mental focus. I was playing amatch tonight and there were lot of chatter in the court next to us andat first it was hard to focus but I did a quick imagery where I put allfour people in the garbage can in my head. (like putting your pc filesin your recycle bin) Then I had to focus on my game and that part I hadno clue in some situations as i just had mental relapses... I don'tknow if it was my tension in racquet that was beginning to drop, myinterest…See More
Mar 24, 2010
JWL posted an article

2nd USTA match for season

So i was anxious and excited about second usta match and like previous matches that seem to "count" (in this case for myself and my team.. along with a onlookers watching) I seem to over analyze (or worry) about my game plan and such since I've never met the person or his style of play. Well, it turns out that the other team defaulted on #2 singles spot which was me and at that point, I was relieved of my anxious symptoms .. .but also bummed out that i couldn't play.. But one thing that struck…See More
Mar 21, 2010
Jazz Burks commented on JWL's blog post 'FIRST TENNIS POST'
"I had that same problem with my 1st USTA matches. I don't that same nervousness anymore because I've played in over 100 of them since. As a team singles player you really want to do well for the team and yourself so I can understand the…"
Mar 20, 2010
JWL posted an article

4 hr indoor session doubles and singles

I think I'm playing way too much tennis and I think it's becoming bit unhealthy at times and also like any other type of addiction I can't seem to stop... I think it stems from the fact that more you play the better you will get... and that's partially true for me but since I'm not professional and weren't bred to be one... I think it's doing more harm then good when playing too much.. I know pros that's there job and playing 4-8 hours a day is normal and I used to think how cool and fun it…See More
Mar 19, 2010
JWL posted an article

Practice session

So usually when I go and hit with people is that they usually just rally and hit without any purpose. I don't mind this at all as i'm grateful to be on the court but sometimes there should be some goals or purpose in hitting session to develop areas in your game where your lacking. That's why once in a while I don't mind the rallies of hitting back forth (usually in the center) but I feel that if i continue to implement this every time it becomes a habit during match time. So sometimes it's…See More
Mar 17, 2010
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Mar 16, 2010
JWL and Mark / The Mayor are now friends
Mar 16, 2010
Mark / The Mayor left a comment for JWL
"JWL, Welcome to the site! I look forward to your blog! M"
Mar 16, 2010

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I am a:
Tournament or League Player
Neighborhood or other helpful location info:
Seattle
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
My favorite local courts:
Shoreline Center, UW, Greenlake, Nordstrom Tennis Center
Relationship status:
Single
Favorite website:
http://www.tmz.com

JWL's Articles

Playoffs

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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