– All right guys, Nate and Scott here from PlayYourCourt.com and today we’re gonna
talk about how you can absolutely ensure you lose
your next tennis match. – Wait, what? – Yeah man. – All right guys. So today, apparently, Nate is gonna coach you on how to lose. And since losing is
something we all can do, this video is for all
members and all skill levels inside the PlayYourCourt
membership and rating system. If you’re not in our membership we’d really like to have you and we definitely want you
to learn more about it. So click the link and check that out. But, onto losing Nate. Talk to me. How are we gonna make sure
we lose our very next match. – You guys out there, I know you’re excited’cause
you’re thinking, “Yes, I can finally get my rating down.” All right, but no sand bagging, that’s not what this is about. This is a call to action on how to find optimal performance. And the one way to ensure
that you just destroy optimal performance is paralysis by analysis. Okay, and what is that? We all work really hard on our games, and maybe it’s with lessons, right? Or maybe you’re just
watching online instruction or whatever it may be. And you’re really thinking about what the biomechanics are of the stroke. And that’s totally fine when
you’re practicing, okay. And maybe it’s a practice match. It’d be fine there too. But what happens is when
we dive into competition. Whether it’d be a tournament, or a league play, whatever it might be for us. When we get out there, that is absolutely not the time to start thinking about the mechanics, the technique of the stroke. Because you really wanna
be busy playing the game. – When you go into battle you’re not thinking about
your sword swinging technique. It’s not time to analyze every
last piece of your stroke and think, “Oh man, I missed this forehand because of that thing my coach
said in a lesson Thursday.” No, like it’s time to think
about the match at hand. And, like you said, the practice court is the time to focus on the technique so that it becomes second
nature when you get out there under battle, right? – Yeah, tennis is tough man. It moves very, very fast. We have a send and receiving sport and it’s played through feel, right? – So what can we think about, right? So I’m out there, I’m playing a match. I miss a backhand and then I don’t wanna
think about the biomechanics that caused that backhand to break down. What should I be thinking about to get back on track and
win more matches here? – So, a lot of times we’ll
wanna put the focus in our feet. Make sure that we’re moving. If I’m consistently
missing short into the net, I’m gonna put a lot of
thought in my follow through. Because that’s just, if we know where the stroke ends, we kind of know where it started and what happened in between. We’re not all concerned. It’s the stuff where we’re focusing on the beginning and the middle. The end is okay? It’s the serve, right? I know you focus on your toss quite a bit. – Yeah, for me, if my
serve’s not going well. For me, and I think for most of you who have taken enough lessons or put in the hours on court, you actually know this stuff, it’s in your brain somewhere. So the last thing to do
when you’re under pressure and there’s a lot of things
you’re already dealing with is to go dissect something
your brain already knows. So, the trick here is just
think about one small piece. So like if my serve is off, I’m not gonna think about the biomechanics in the tossing arm and the racket drop. All I’m gonna think about is, okay, throw the ball at one o’clock. And that takes my mind off of all the other things and it just puts me back in a regiment where my brain starts to do all the things it already knows how to
do on autopilot again. – Yeah guys. We’ll leave you with this. And I think this is the best way to kind of understand it. When you go for a run, you’re not thinking about
every step of every stride, and how your legs and
your arms are moving. I mean, maybe if you’re
a professional runner and you have a specific
stride that you’re trying. But none of us really do that. You’re just exercising. And the problem is that when
we focus on the mechanics we get tight, we get nervous, and that’s the last
thing we want in tennis. Hence, paralysis by analysis. So, guys, leave it for the practice court. When you’re competing play the game. Play through feel. – So I hope this video helps. But if you wanna see
improvement in your game remember you’ve got to practice. So get out on the courts with some of your fellow
PlayYourCourt members and really work on this stuff. Also, don’t forget, we are the world’s biggest
tennis lesson provider. So if you feel like you
need a little more help with your game, we can send a coach right to your local neighborhood court for lessons. And, because you’re a
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