View Full Version : Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Sep 3rd, 2004, 10:29 PM
Why are so many top players constantly in tears on the court these days? I'm sure the game never used to be like this. If I had a penny for every player I'd seen with that bleary-eyed-rabbit-trapped-in-headlights-hyperventilating-panic face in the last few months I'd have...well, almost enough for a Curly Wurly.

Seriously though - some of the same people are weeping openly on court week after week in pressure situations; its sad that noone close to them encourages them to just get out of that environment if its so traumatic for them. I might throw the odd tantrum at work - kicking the faulty photocopier, that sort of thing - but if it happened everytime I went in to the office I'd think about doing something more gratifying with my time.

Sep 3rd, 2004, 10:31 PM
Because most of them are about 12. ;)

Sep 3rd, 2004, 10:37 PM
Coz they put a lot of pressure on themselves, they want to do well, win, improve their ranking.

Even I feel like crying on court sometimes in some shitty park match with a mate.

Black Mamba.
Sep 3rd, 2004, 11:14 PM
Pressure from sponsors to win, crazy parents/coaches, way too much hype. I think these are three of the reasons why

Sep 3rd, 2004, 11:25 PM
It doesn't even need to be pressure. It could just be frustration. When I play poorly sometimes (and keep in mind I'm just playing on some park somewhere against a friend) I feel like I could cry.