Do you consider this poor sportsmanship?

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  1. jc4.0

    jc4.0 Professional

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    It depends on the 70 year old opponent. I know 75 year olds that can still hit a great forehand, so I tend to hit to their backhands. On the other side of the coin, I occasionally play doubles with older folks who don't move very well and I don't drop shot them, out of respect. But normally I don't play with folks that old, because it's too one-sided so not a good matchup for anyone. I happen to be 49.
     
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  2. West Coast Ace

    West Coast Ace G.O.A.T.

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    Because you'll limit your playing options? People aren't going to want to play with you. But to each his/her own.
     
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  3. blakesq

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    If people are so fragile that they won't play with me because of an underhanded serve thrown into the mix, I am sure I will have done something else to offend them long before. So, to $%&& with them. I don't need to waste time worrying about what crybabies are going to whine about next. :twisted:


     
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  4. West Coast Ace

    West Coast Ace G.O.A.T.

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    Sportsmanship has nothing to do with being 'fragile' or being a crybaby. It's about playing the game the way it was meant to, treating your opponents with respect and not resorting to using questionable tactics.
     
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  5. blakesq

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    Making legal shots is sportsmanship. Whining about doing things that are within the rules of tennis, makes one a wimp, crybaby, and sore loser.

     
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  6. Cindysphinx

    Cindysphinx G.O.A.T.

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    If people who serve underhand don't care what others think, why do they get so very angry when they hear what others think?
     
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  7. cghipp

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    People who ask questions about why people contradict themselves should go home and play with their dolls! :twisted:
     
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  8. Big_Dangerous

    Big_Dangerous Legend

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    Lolz, Low-Talker like from Seinfeld.

    Yeah I'm not one to usually yell out the score after every point, but I wouldn't act like that if someone asked me what the score was.
     
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  9. beststringer

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    I do a lot of drop shots against 50's guys. it's a huge weapon for me.
     
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  10. Xisbum

    Xisbum Semi-Pro

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    While I wouldn't hit an underhand serve - fear of missing it and really looking stupid - I don't mind those who try it on me. Part of the game, just like any other shot, and you just gotta be ready for it. The first one may surprise you, but the second one shouldn't.

    My 2 centavos.

    BTW, please keep drop shotting us older guys; some of us still have the wheels to chase them down. ;-)
     
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  11. blakesq

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    spoken like a person with true sportsmanship, unlike some of the whiners we have heard from already.

     
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