Fundamentally good stroke
(requires that you be coachable and practice).
Good court position (center
behind dotted line, eye on ball, down and ready).
Conservative shot selection
The three primary shots: pass, pass, pass.
If you are off balance or otherwise under stress, hit to the ceiling. If your opponent hits a ceiling ball, think offense first. If the ceiling ball is short, hit a pass, if it is long, hit a pass.
Hit ‘em where they ain’t.
Be positive (no negative thoughts). Enjoy the process.
Be confident and project confidence. (If you are not confident, fake it).
Be relaxed and loose. Play at ¾ speed.
Focus: what you are doing is the same as what you are thinking.
Play in the now.
worry about winning or losing. Winning is simply more likely when you
playing smart, relaxed, loose, focused, and with confidence.