IN ORDER TO SLOW DOWN YOUR OPPONENT, YOU MUST FORCE HIM TO MAKE A DECISION.
Let me explain...
During a match, most of the mental toughness comes between points. Being mentally tough means...
1. Evaluating the previous point for what you did right
2. Evaluating the previous point for what you did wrong
3. Encouraging yourself
4. Planning some general tactics if you are receiving
Fred dominated the match against Bob with a 3-0 win: 11-2, 11-8, 11-6. In the last few points of the third game, Bob didn’t even try because he didn’t have an answer for Fred’s dominant forehand smash. It was just so powerful that Fred hit winners about 80% of the time. Bob’s only hope was when Fred missed.