not as good when playing against inferior competition jpg

Not as good when playing against inferior competition?


I would consider myself an intermediate player. When playing against equal or slightly superior opponents, I feel my shots are crisp, smashes feels good, drops are tight, etc. But when playing against people who I consider inferior opponents (but not a bad player), often I find my shots quality drop, sometimes significantly. And I know how we often play lazy against inferior opponents but I’ve tried playing my best against these opponents but my shots are still worse than usual. I mean I’d still win but it would be a much closer game than I expect.

Anyone else experience this? I feel like I should be playing A LOT better against inferior opponents than equal/superior but somehow I just don’t.