Last night was the first match of my second league. I came off to a great start, winning 6-4, 6-0.
The simplest analysis of the match was that in the first set, unforced errors were killing me - especially on the shots that I had the most time to prepare for. It's like the longer I think about it, the better the chance I'm going to overkill it, or plot it right into the net. During the second set, I toned it down more, and my shots became more planned and consistent, which made a big difference.
My first round of league play was mostly nerves and getting used to playing out full matches vs. practice rallies, so my overall ranking wasn't so great. This season, I am looking forward to playing better, being more aggressive, and developing more of my technique.