Don't get STUCK!!! Your opponents or partner may not have the same priorities as you when it comes to tennis. Their focus may be on winning, or looking good, or having fun, or getting exercise, or some companionship or just getting away from their house! We don't know what motivates others to play.
It's smart to have a conversation around your partners goals - so that it provides for some understanding and compassion. Also - helping your partner to achieve their goals is a fun part of the game too.
Today we played two tough competitors - and although we beat them 6-3 6-4, they continued to be sweet and classy. It was a joy to play with them.
But there are times that it doesn't go that way - but I am learning to not be as attached to how other people behave - they are their own person with their own ways!