First of all, Happy New Year and good luck on the Courts! You know the song, "you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime you'll get what you need?" Try to apply this not only in your life, but also with your tennis game. Many players set their goals so unrealistically that they become candidates for failure. Calm down this year and set your goals where they are obtainable. These are some examples:
- Want - a harder serve.
- Need - to get the first serve in more often with placement.
- Want - to come back from injury.
- Need - remember how much you missed the game and not being able to play. Come back gradually, don't rush. When you do start back, don't worry about winning or losing.
- Want - to get into better shape.
- Need - go to the gym and develop good eating habits. Try cross-training techniques. Getting into better shape can help prevent injury.
- Want - people to like playing the game with you.
- Need - show up early, bring new balls, have a controlled warm-up, do not talk too much during the match, do not coach your partner, etc.
- Want - to move up to a higher level.
- Need - to quit complaining and establish attainable goals. Let your game speak for you!
I think you get the picture, I hope this helps.
Good luck on the courts!