Motivation to not give up in tennis?

i lovee tennis but i keep having second thoughts on games and being afraid to lose. i know im not suppose to be a chicken but tennis gives me exercise& makes me feel good. any tips or advice on having the motivation on tennis-or any sports?

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  1. Kitty, 05 June, 2010

    One way you could get motivated is to play tennis with a friend. Friends always give some kind of motivation :] Tennis is great exercise and it’s fun! You never know, you could become pro one day if you keep playing and practicing 😀

    Good luck!

  2. Jay (Ja-ja-ja-j UNIT!!), 05 June, 2010

    I am assuming your playing for a team.

    Dont really fret losing, its no big deal. If your not one of those competitive types then i dont see anything wrong with it. If you feel like your hurting your team then just move down to a lower spot where you are more likely to win at.

    If your not on a team then just dont play games and just rally.

  3. proteacher@ymail.com, 05 June, 2010

    Have Roger Federer’s behaviour. Never show any emotions or rarely give a slight glance of satisfaction.

    Just think about how it’s fun to play and never bother about the preceding shots, only focus on the upcoming ones. I was probably one of the worst player every one could have known in about any sport.Not because I lacked of skill or technic, but because I was getting angry, emotional. The results weren’t this bad, it’s not the problem. The problem was that I could have been a thousand time better if I bothered less about how bad I made one move and bothered more about how good I could do the next one.

    But I have learn to pace it down and I can handle pressure, stress and complicated situations way better than before. Why? Because I care more about how I swing it, how I moved, about how it looks than the results. I play like I would train: keep focusing on getting it perfect.

    So, if you have to pick one thing from Federer that you can do right away without any practice or training or anything it is to be calm and relaxed. Not bothering about the point, but about how you play it. This is how you finally focus on playing the game and not the score board.

  4. justin!, 05 June, 2010

    Alright buddy, you will always lose to somebody, there is always someone better than you. Federer loses matches to.

    So dont give up tennis because your afraid of losing.

    I played a 14 year old a couple months ago, and he beat the sh!t out of me, well not really but i still lost. And i thought I was the best. He was 2 years younger than me. Sure I was pissed off for a few weaks, but you will get over it.

    Remember there is always someone who will beat you, just move on, and play the next match.

  5. BatangPinoy, 05 June, 2010

    yeah see rafa celebrate every match he won but do not cry like federer when you lose

  6. coffeebeans, 05 June, 2010

    I take it you probably have other equal interests that you’re quite talented at also…

    But it’s just like the other guys said, sometimes the monotonous uber-competition can get to you. Try to play for fun for a change, you’ll enjoy it a lot… no thoughts on winning or losing at all.. just hit. Try to be creative. Try a lot of shots a la Santoro lol.. or your favorite players.. Grunt while playing… Joke around…impersonate your favorite player etc lol

    Honestly just let loose on the court and have fun… and remember why you love tennis so much! For me hitting the ball is enough joy

    Sometimes I bring a baseball/football/soccer ball on the court too.. if I get too tired of seeing the furry green ball…

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