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Sick of Losing Tennis Matches?

Updated: 4 days ago

Are you tired of always being the one who loses in your tennis matches? Do you feel like you can never catch a break, no matter how hard you try? Well, fear not, because you're not alone. Losing in tennis can be frustrating, but it can also be a positive experience if you look at it with the right attitude.

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Tennis should be fun primarily, but winning feels good too

Let's face it, losing can be funny. Take, for example, the time I played against a mate who was half my size and half my age. I was convinced that I had the match in the bag, but boy, was I wrong. This little muppet was lightning fast and had a frustratingly consistent backhand. Before I knew it, I was down a set and a break. I started to panic, but I remembered that this was just a friendly match, and there was no need to take things too seriously.

So, I decided to have a bit of fun with it. As the saying goes, you aren't always playing for sheep stations. So I started to play some trick shots, like underarm serves, heavy-spun drop-shots, moon-balls and through-the-legs lobs. My opponent was caught off guard, and we both ended up laughing pretty hard. We had to take a break to catch our breath. We continued the match, but from that point on, it was more about having fun than winning.

I lost the match, but I didn't care. I had a great time, and I learned something valuable about myself. I learned that sometimes it's okay to let go and just enjoy the game for what it is. Yeah, I still try to win matches as often as I can, but rather than let the losses get to me, I've decided to look at it from another perspective.

So, if you're sick of losing tennis matches, try taking a different approach. Instead of focusing solely on winning, focus on having fun and enjoying the game. Laugh at your mistakes, try some crazy shots, and don't be afraid to lose. Who knows, you might just end up having the time of your life.

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