On (or off) the court I get to see what I'm really made of when things aren't going to plan, expectations or desires. I play close attention to how I am reacting or responding when: - the opponents are making seemingly bad calls - it's really hot
- or windy
- I have pain in my body
- rules are getting broken
- the audience is being obnoxious
- I am not playing well
- my partner isn't playing well
.....and on and on.......
After I do a postmortem - I can choose to either 1. Stay the same next time 2. Or do something different.
Today I watched my team sweep and noticed how the opponents were classy and sweet even though they all lost. It was a lesson in good sportsmanship.