And here is the scenario: My paddle partner and I are seriously kicking butt, we had won the first set 6-1 and are about to do the same second set. Our opponents are nice women, one is a fine paddle player, the other is an amazing tennis player that has never played paddle but they were desperate for a sub and she agreed to play. She was very frustrated as she didn't know her screens. Her partner( who is a good player) was trying to be patient and supportive, but was frustrated as well. So, I start to feel bad for the other team, begin encouraging them verbally and begin to give them easier shots! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!!! This is for a state team that we travel all over NJ with. We have to accumulate a high percentage of wins to move up to the next level. WE are supposed to win and win big. I know men do not pity their opponents and go"easy" on them.
I don't want to be a man... but I need to get me some bad ass competitiveness! Do you ever go easy on an opponent when they are losing so that they don't feel bad?