whatever style you want. Don't let others dictate how you have to
play, but listen to advices in order to improve. Your style could be
an extension of your personality. The more styles the game has, the
richer it is. Bring something to the game.
whatever equipment you want, but it should not limit your tactical
options or shoot selection. Use stuff you can handle. Know how other
Experimentation is the key.
tactics and counter-tactics. To handle serves, points, matches,
opponent's equipment, opponent's styles, opponent's behavior,
opponent's tactics, anything. Think before, during and after
others. Ask for being respected. Don't use tactics to upset, scare
or bother opponents, don't CHO! every point. Play if somebody asks
you to play. Try to have fun and let others have his share of fun
too. Give advices and help other players.
And be gentle.
win. Learn to loose. Accept your mistakes, limitations and defeats
and don't complain when you loose. You lost because you deserved it.
no luck. Place your shots and you'll get nets and edges. Instead of
sobbing when your opponent gets a net or edge, learn to return those
your style and technique. Improving your weaknesses should be easy
than improving your strengths, and remember that a smart opponent
will capitalize on your weaknesses. First decide what to train, why
and how are you going to do it, then train.
Learn to rally.
and equipment will change, so certain styles or equipment can be
favored. You can change yours anytime. You can also accept those
changes and play at certain disadvantage. Styles less favored, or
even harmed by rules can still win. It will be just harder.
unfair equipment exists. No styles are bad to the sport. No players
are inferior or superior athletes by any means, and of course you
are not entitled to judge nobody. Leave the sport if you think
different than this.
Don't be a fuckin' nazi.
laws to respect are the rules of the game. This is the only mean
that shows you how the game is supposed to be played. Read it, obey
all the rules, and enforce them. Try to exploit rules to your
But be legal.