I play competitive Men’s Doubles in my club. 1 of my regular partners is the best player in the club skills-wise, but he gets frustrated very easily in a match if he or his partner makes unforced errors or give away easy points. Even starts shouting and cursing himself for simple mistakes e.g. trying to do a net shot and not giving it enough height to cross the net.
1- As the more mature and less emotional partner in a game, how does one support a partner who is frustrated with himself (and you too maybe) for giving away a few points?
My current strategy is saying: “No problem, let’s get them in the next point etc. come on you got this etc etc” and cheering him up when the other team makes a silly mistake in reply to his shot.
2- How do you get yourself out of such a situation e.g. you are playing singles and have no one to lift up your spirits or support you?