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    My first tournament

    Round One starts September 24, 2009. This is my first ever tournament. As many of you know, I've only been playing tennis for about seven months. However, since I have been unemployed for two-thirds of that period, I've been able to really dedicate myself to tennis. I think I'm a 3.5 player. Does anyone have any advice going into a first tournament?

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    Relax and enjoy it. Playing lots of them is really the only way to get used to the pressure of playing them as well. Go out there with no expectations and have a good time and you should do just fine.

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    Play with confidence. It's the key to anything competitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tennisking1 View Post
    Relax and enjoy it. Playing lots of them is really the only way to get used to the pressure of playing them as well. Go out there with no expectations and have a good time and you should do just fine.
    Quote Originally Posted by clock- View Post
    Play with confidence. It's the key to anything competitive.
    I'll be sure to tell how it turns out. Thanks

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    I'm probably not the first to say this, but just try your best - don't preassure yourself, try to have fun and enjoy it.
    Good luck,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robyna View Post
    I'm probably not the first to say this, but just try your best - don't preassure yourself, try to have fun and enjoy it.
    Good luck,
    Thanks, think i'm going to need all the luck i can get

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    Good luck mate Comp tennis is good fun and good test to yourself.

    Don't beat yourself to it if thing don't goes your way

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    Quote Originally Posted by andylo View Post
    Good luck mate Comp tennis is good fun and good test to yourself.

    Don't beat yourself to it if thing don't goes your way
    thanks yea, i need to remember that. i plan on giving it all i've got, but won't be overy upset if i lose.

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    do tell me the results of the match once played, please
    Why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to fight
    Why am I trying to see, when there aint nothing in sight
    Why am I trying to give, when no one gives me a try
    Why am I dying to live, if I'm just living to die?
    -Tupac Shakur

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robyna View Post
    do tell me the results of the match once played, please
    I will It actually starts today now instead because it's only three rounds.

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    i lost in straights i don't think i hit one forehand with confidence. still i'm happy i now have my first tournament behind me.

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    Playing with confidence is a lot easier in theory than in practice Hopefully you learned something for next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clock- View Post
    Playing with confidence is a lot easier in theory than in practice Hopefully you learned something for next time.
    I did. my friend was watching me play and suggested i hit to his backhand because he didnt really have a topspin shot on that wing. i won't take anything from the guy though cause he did have a really nice return of serve. if i didn't place my second serve well, he was able to knock the ball to the open court with pace quite easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawn Tennis View Post
    i lost in straights i don't think i hit one forehand with confidence. still i'm happy i now have my first tournament behind me.
    Oh what a shame
    Oh well, hopefully you had a good time and enjoyed it.
    better luck next time,
    Why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to fight
    Why am I trying to see, when there aint nothing in sight
    Why am I trying to give, when no one gives me a try
    Why am I dying to live, if I'm just living to die?
    -Tupac Shakur

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robyna View Post
    Oh what a shame
    Oh well, hopefully you had a good time and enjoyed it.
    better luck next time,
    you know what Robyna, I didn't. If i would have listened to all of you, i would have done so much better. Next time i'll go out there, play my game, and have fun.

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