Thursday, May 16, 2013

First Tennis Tournament!

Is your first tennis tournament experience coming up? You know what they say: a GIF is worth a thousand words. Here's what you can expect.

Nervous? You betcha! Perfectly normal. It will pass.


Those butterflies in your tummy may make you a little clumsy at first. Don't worry! You'll settle down soon.


Unlike your regular tennis clinics, tournaments mean lots of new faces across the net. Sometimes they are a little scary. 


In every tennis match, 50% of the players will lose. Sometimes this will be you. No worries! Shake it off and move on!



Remember all the great tips your coach has taught you. Recover recover recover!



Beginner level tournaments often provide lunch for the players. Watch out for the stampede to the lunch table.

Better bring some snacks from home in case the lunch is not your favorite.


Beware the after-lunch crash. You may want to take a nap, but there's more tennis to be played.


Don't forget to work on your focusing skills. Every point counts!


In every tennis match, 50% of the players will win. Sometimes this will be you!


Unlike your regular tennis clinics, tournaments mean lots of new faces across the net. Sometimes they will become new friends.

Eventually every tournament comes to an end. Don't worry - there's always another one!