Det finnes mange 2010-oppsummeringer der ut. Du finner dem selv. Hvis du begynner å få kavalkade-dosen, har jeg lesestoff til deg.
Hvorfor har vi så vanskelig for å godta egne feil på tennisbanen?
Our minds want to control things. We want to KNOW what is the cause and effect of everything. That calms us down. We are in control of the situation. We also want to PREDICT with total certainty what will happen. Again, we feel safe and calm if we can predict what will happen.
Dessverre passer dette dårlig sammen med tennis:
The reality of tennis is that we don’t know what will happen – at least not with 100% certainty. Still, our minds want 100% certainty, so we must learn to think in PROBABILITIES! We must teach our brains to think in high percentages and that this is good enough and safe enough to be calm. If we want 100% certainty, we’ll realize, of course, that it’s not attainable and then we’ll be in a constant state of anxiousness. The problem with this is that this anxiousness causes tension in our bodies and then causes even MORE mistakes! We are now the cause of the mistakes; it no longer is only random miscalculations made by our brains!
Accept it – accept that it’s very, very messy and that the mess that happens in between is not important. So what if you miss? What’s the big deal? It’s a normal part of tennis and a normal part of tennis statistics for everyone. Even top pros miss easy shots in every match. It’s crucial that you keep this information somewhere in your mind as a reference, to remind yourself when you miss a shot. «The pros miss them too. Let’s move on and focus on the next point.»
Alt dette høres selvsagt logisk ut. Det eneste som gjenstår er å ta det med seg på banen.
Les ellers The inner game of tennis, som er den beste boken om det å spille tennis som jeg har lest.