Hello there, My friend and I are in a very peculiar situation. We've been playing for roughly 1.5 years now, playing with recreational players that have an aptitude for proper technique and tactics. Consequently we've learned the basics of gameplay and strokes, and we're currently experimenting with the more advanced techniques and strokes. We mainly play Men's Doubles. The problem however, arises in game. We can hold our own against solid B-level players, however when we play others with equal or "lesser" skill, we end up making far too many mistakes to count. I'm not sure what the source of the problem is. The two of us aren't exactly the most consistent of players. I know it's deeper than just "good day/bad day," we were thinking that playing the latter group doesn't ignite the fire of competition in us. Becoming arseholes and playing mercilessly probably isn't the best solution either, and it hasn't worked so far This must be a result of our mental approach to the game. I looked up the article on Mental Toughness, but that doesn't pertain to our situation. Is there anything else that we may have overlooked? Has anybody else experienced this?