View Full Version : I lost my Match

Jul 12th, 2005, 02:25 AM
I just lost my tennis match 4-6 6-4 5-7 I could hit a drop shot on my forehand or my backhand. My second serves were okay but I had a lot of them. Here are my stats

Winners: 34
Errors: 56
Double Faults: 12
Aces: 4
First Serves in: not a lot
Second serves in not much errors

Aces against me: 8
Winners against me: 35
Errors forced: 40

As you can see I did try and I also faught or 8 match points but I just could serve it out at 4-6 6-4 5-2 and 4-6 6-4 5-4. What are your thoughts on how I did.

Jul 12th, 2005, 02:38 AM
come on I need Help please

Jul 12th, 2005, 02:44 AM
Sounds like you just need to get more first serves in

Jul 12th, 2005, 02:51 AM
here are the pertinent questions...i've taught lessons for a bunch of years, so i hope i can help:
what kind of serves were you missing? did you notice a pattern? was it the kicker or slice or what that were bothering you most?
winners to errors are not bad, was it on hard court? if it was on clay it's some very nice numbers
how old are you? what level match was this? did pressure play a factor?
let me know...
anyway, just keep moving on from this, sounds like you were very competitive, hopefully against a higher ranked player too, don't let losses discourage you though!

Jul 12th, 2005, 02:58 AM
I was missing my first serves which I was trying to just power in

My second serves are mixed with flat and spins

Yes the match was on hardcourts

I'm about 14 1/2 years old

It wasn't really a level match but the guy(my firend) does play tennis

Pressure was a factor I had to save 8 Match points on my serve

Jul 12th, 2005, 03:03 AM
you did well, maybe try not going for it all on the first serve. Drop the speed a little so you will not have to hit so many second ones!

Jul 12th, 2005, 03:07 AM
ok, i'd say work on the 1st, 2nd serves then for sure
you'll definitely need a kick serve that's solid soon enough if you plan to continue to improve and play in some tournaments or something
also, take a bit off the 1st serve maybe, i've always found as a righty that an out-wide AD court serve is the most effective one can hit, maybe take a bit of pace off and try and work on those angles?
saving that many match points is a nice accomplishment, too, but it seems you 2 are evenly matched, so try to face off again, make sure you've learned from this match, and expose and monopolize any of the weaknesses he has that you've discovered, using your mind will be so key

Jul 12th, 2005, 03:30 AM
yeah thanks a lot guys

Jul 12th, 2005, 03:41 AM
Work on a kick 2nd serve too, that has helped me out a lot, which I didn't think it would. I have found that a kick serve out wide on the ad court gives lots of players trouble (if it's hit well enough;)) I'm 17 and a high school/ small USTA tournament player & it has improved my game alot. also a great doubles serve if u have a good partner who can do something with a mishit return:)

Jul 12th, 2005, 03:45 AM
when you serve for the match try to win the first point
Be agressive not too much just enough to keep your oppenent unbalance
Be possitive
Use the shot that during the match works wells

Jul 12th, 2005, 04:17 AM
How about try concentrating on the match rather than counting your errors and winners and Df's and aces :)

TF Chipmunk
Jul 12th, 2005, 04:20 AM
That's a really tough loss, but kudos for actually keeping stats :eek: I would never remember, only my DFs :o

I think for you, looking at those stats, you should cut down on those errors. Are you trying to go for too much too early in the point?? Sometimes, working a point will help you find just a little opening to be aggressive. Or maybe you are being a little too nervous for your own good? Then you would just need to relax and play on as if it was the first point of the match.

Jul 12th, 2005, 04:30 AM
never counting the stats thats make you more nervous, because you say omg my u'eS are so high and youthink about doufle fauts . Focus on your points, at each point i said in my hand LETS GO COMON LETS FIGHT:P when its break point i said lets go this point is for you keep the ball in play at the return lol

TF Chipmunk
Jul 12th, 2005, 04:59 AM
when its break point i said lets go this point is for you keep the ball in play at the return lol
That makes me miss my shot even more :tape: :o For me, it's all about feeling pissed :fiery::mad:

Jul 12th, 2005, 12:21 PM
Sounds to me like u are just crap and not good enough

My advice quit now and stop embarrassing urself. anyways who cares about you and your stupid matches in which u choke and lose at the lowest level of tennis in the world

Vamos Feńa
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:07 PM
come on I need Help please
It's the case of 1st serve percentage ;) And maybe you should go to net when serving for the match (maybe you do it, I don't know ;) ) you can scary your opponent or hit some voleys. BTW I had the same situation on court. I was 3/6 6/4 *5/4 I always have 15-0 and in a while I am 15-40 :tape: then I saved a bp but at 30-40 I make a stupid error... Lost 5/7 FS
Today I was *5/3 15-0 1set (15-40 immediately after hitting form the baseline)
Then 5/4 had a sp but made a stupid error from baseline and now is 5all :lol: I gotta win that set or I'm gonna kick myself, maybe also I should go to the net more often ;)

Jul 12th, 2005, 03:10 PM
Who was keeping the stats? Sounds rather tedious and pointless to interrupt your game to do it yourself.