OK, this story is just plain weird. I will tell you that up front. I have a friend I see in fitness class. She is a member of a posh club, but this year she decided to play 3.5 USTA night league for the first time. Anyway, the other day I asked her how it was going. She said she probably wasn't going to play USTA anymore, especially given how a recent match had gone. She said that her opponent was really not nice and was very rude. I asked for details, but she was kind of vague. One thing she said was that the lady got upset when they questioned her line calls. I got the impression that the lady was impatient, aloof, curt, and according to my friend just kind of nasty. Then she told me the lady's name. It turns out the lady is one of my doubles partners. I played one 4.0 match with her, and when we were both 3.0s we played 2-3 3.5 matches together. Now, I wouldn't necessarily say her tennis style is to my liking (kind of a power player who struggles with consistency), but I had no problems at all with her personality toward me or her opponents. Two other TT posters have partnered with her, and so far as I know they didn't have problems either. Another TT poster played against her and mentioned the match on the board, but I can't for the life of me remember whether there were any rudeness issues. Well, get this. My friend filed a grievance against this lady! For rudeness, I guess. My friend said that the lady filed a response to the grievance, and in it she said something like, "I wonder if Serena Williams has grievances filed against her for being focused and hitting the ball hard." And get this: The league issued a reprimand to this lady! I don't get it. I have run across many opponents who played in a style I didn't appreciate. Everything from raining balls down on us rather than handing them to us, not making small talk, being sore losers, being argumentative, whatever. Never once did I consider filing a grievance. Maybe this lady's style wouldn't fly at a posh country club, but I'd be shocked to hear that it was truly inappropriate. Then again, maybe this is not the first grievance so the league is finally addressing it with her? Weird. So weird. I mean, if there was anything truly grievance-worthy, wouldn't my friend have come right out with it (like "She swore at us and hit balls at us whenever she disagreed with a call"). Should a grievance have to involve something a bit more concrete than this? Or should the league figure that if something is serious enough to make someone bother to file a grievance perhaps there is something to it?