How I Overcame My Stage Fear


People have had fits and jitters on the very thought of going up on stage. Individuals wait for their turns with shaking. The longer the wait turns out to be individuals feel more scared. But I have also noticed one thing that is after being on the stage for few minutes the fear eventually withers away.

At least in my case it has happened so. Consciousness is a normal phenomena and I am sure that most individuals know this. According to me fear is quite a necessary occurrence since it is this fright which makes us more conscious of what we are doing so that till the last minute we remain sharp and focused. Fear is natural but if this fear cannot be put under control then it becomes an issue. Knowing how to handle and getting a grip over your fear is something which I am going to let you know in this article.

Negate the “what if’s”: this is very essential if one is trying to handle. This uncertainty, this feeling of what if people laugh at me, or call me a piece of trash or headstrong is something that helps plaguing your mind even before you start to speak. Hence in order to do away with this, do proper research. Find out what kind of audience you will be addressing to and with what expectations they are coming and prepare accordingly. This will help you clear your uncertainties.

Practice: We all know that practice makes a person better. The more you practice the better you will be, having to worry less. Be it a speech, or a song or a drama piece just practice, better if it can be done before the mirror. This will make you more confident and you will surely not have senseless knees.

The calming breath: take a deep breath before a performance is something which has been propagated and taught by most professional coaches to individuals all over the world. This act helps you to conserve and tranquil your internal energy. This will have a profound psychological effect on you and will help relax your nerves before a performance.

Stop anticipating: feel confident, relaxed and enthusiastic but certainly do not sit and anticipate what mistakes you are most probable of making or how nervous and anxious you are from within. Focus and give your best rather than procrastinating and becoming more nervous. By small practice, we can overcome it.

Tennis guide for beginners


Tennis is one such sport which doesn’t require much time to learn. There are different ways to learn tennis and gain knowledge of the play. The first option is that you can recruit a tennis coach to teach how to play; this is one of the cheapest ways to learn the game. There are many tutorials and coaching classes which will help you out to learn this game in a methodical manner. Many of the online tutorials for tennis are also very informative and useful for the beginners.

Basically for the beginner, the prime movements of the various strokes are the main thing to concentrate upon. Lot of practice is needed to handle the backhand, forehand and serve strokes. To improve your serves quickly and easily, you will have to simplify few things. Positioning of the foot, serving motion, toss of the ball and the serving technique are the things that need to be simplified.  Make a solid base, while you make the serve and be sure that you begin your shot by placing your racket right above your head, simultaneously swinging and tossing the ball.

Put more power while you make the serve and settle in comfortably after serving, so that you will be ready to face the upcoming ball. Swift movement and motion of your body and foot is mandatory.  Be consistent in your serve as this is the main place from where you can get the points. Keep on hitting the serves without losing the control and concentration. For the beginners to learn tennis on the clay court will be a tough task, as getting hold on the clay ground is tough compared to other surfaces. But if you have the perfect foot work, this will not be an obstacle. Take small steps and move around all over your side of the court and slide the ball before you hit it.

For getting this perfect, you can drill this step for some ten fifteen times and get used to the sliding and moving. While making the ground stroke, the beginner should learn to master it with slight and short backswings initially. You can also increase the back swing at a gradual pace. When attempting the overheads, the beginner must start at the contact point and then proceed slowly for the bigger swings. The player should stand close to the net and then start to move back gradually. Start with the soft feeds initially and then increase it to the higher feeds.

Don’t start with the higher ones at the beginning itself. Watch many video sessions of the various plays and never miss out a chance to watch others play as you can learn many things from others which will increase your knowledge.