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02-28-2006, 04:23 PM #1
what to think before a game in a tourny....
what should you be thinking before a game????for me in a tournament, if i have see opponent play before i will think oh this will be easy...but then getting overconfident leads to me not to play my best and just toy around wiht them and give them stupid points or give up my serve....for players who i see that are better then me i will try my best if i have seen them play....but for people who i have not seen but eveyone says there amazing it psyc's me out totally and my heart starts pounding and my body is shaking when i walk on the court and usually leads to me loosing.....due to not able to perform most well...but then after realizing if i wasnt so intimidated i probaboly would have done better.....is there something that you guys do before games in tournaments or what you think of or what is good to think of or what isnt good to think of i want to hear!
02-28-2006, 07:08 PM #2
i know lotta people thinks about foods
02-28-2006, 07:45 PM #3
Originally Posted by calfunz
relaxing is the most important mental aspect of probably anything. sports or otherwise.
02-28-2006, 08:12 PM #4
What works best for me is not to think at all. :P
Really. I'm just focusing to do my best, not to win. Even though that is my goal, I still dont focus on it. And when I am playing, I dont care about the score.
You should just play the best you can, and just think about that.
And probably the most important of all, don't underestimate you opponent.
02-28-2006, 10:17 PM #5
well i play doubles...and all the coaches say is just hit to those magic spots....and it werks so that is where most of my shots go...and drives to deep backhand....
02-28-2006, 10:56 PM #6
yea, just forget about everything.
sit back, relax, enjoy the show, listen to music, stuff like that.
about not worrying about the score, theres lots of times where i even forget the score in matches and rely on my partner to keep track of where we are :P
03-01-2006, 04:24 PM #7
ic im a real big score freak and i yell the score everytime a point is scored and a new serve....
03-01-2006, 06:23 PM #8
Originally Posted by calfunz
03-02-2006, 06:49 AM #9
i just relax and calm down
03-04-2006, 01:02 AM #10
i always try to get myself pumped up b4 a match in a tournament and i was tell myself tat i m gonna win to give me confidence.
03-05-2006, 01:50 PM #11
just remember that it is just a game. It is badminton, an awesome sport win or lose.
03-05-2006, 03:23 PM #12
I remind myself of the basics. Movement, footwork, variation, etc...
I think it's just a game, all that matters is I try my best, I'm out there to win, but if I lose, I'll go down playing my best, not just playing lethargically.
If I've heard someone is good, I remind myself I haven't played them, and that against Some players people can appear great, yet against others of the Same Skill they can appear poor because of weaknesses, play style, etc. So I tell myself, the Match has not been predetermined, no one has won yet, I don't know how good they are, and they don't know how good I am, the only way to tell that, is to play my best and see.
If you make mistakes don't think about them, just think, ok, I made a mistake but it's not the end of the world, but even if you're winning Don't get complacent, you Haven't won yet, don't keep thinking on and on about making a mistake you made or think about "what if I keep making the same mistake", that just makes it worse.
If you want to get psyched-up, listen to some music that gets you in that fighting-spirit mood, that makes you Want to win, and play it before going to a tournament, or while going to it etc., then just Think of that music when you're at the tournament.
Don't let yourself get angry at Anything. If you get bothered by anything like people saying a player is good, be sensible, recognise You haven't played this player, so You don't know, they could be terrible against You, or they could be better, and thinking they're something like "oh what if they're amazing" Won't help you, so put it aside, and play.
03-08-2006, 05:05 AM #13
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