Get off the courts!

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by TTMR, Feb 17, 2013.

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Did I deal with this so-called 'coach' properly?

  1. Yes. Adult matches take priority over lessons on public courts.

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  2. Yes, but you should have gone further and called the police on him.

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  3. No, he had the courts: You should have waited until 11, found other courts or gone home.

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  4. No, he should have called the police on you. He had the courts and you forced him off.

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  1. Readers

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    That's what happens in public court, how do I even know you were there? We see an empty court and we start, we don't wait 5 mins to see if someone returns from their break.
     
  2. Overdrive

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    200 Posts and counting!

    Wow.
     
  3. Cindysphinx

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    See, this is why you should never jump into an 11-page thread without reading the whole thing first. :)
     
  4. precision2b

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    well said Say Chi Sin Lo
     
  5. TenS_Ace

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    TTMR.. you posted this thread on 02-17-2013, 07:43 AM ...who you trying to FOOL:rolleyes: You live in WINTERPEG! It must have been 4000 below Celcius when you and your buddy hit the courts with frozen tennis balls!
    For the rest of the peeps that have responded, give the OP a break. He lives in a city and province that you can't get a beer after 7pm on a Sunday, he might be wound up tighter than a guitar string!
    Come to Alberta and you can play pick up tennis anytime or book public courts AND have a beer after 7pm on a Sunday!! :twisted:

    http://www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/ParksandFields/Parks/Tenniscourts.asp
     
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  6. Sakkijarvi

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    This is all very interesting.
     
  7. Stevo Karlovic

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    I hope he works you. You're obviously the classless, hacker-type of tennis player. Try to take some time soon to attempt to learn how the world works. Here's your first lesson:

    If you're half the tennis player you say you are, you should have privileged access to courts where you would never encounter such a dilemma.
     
  8. ark_28

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    I think you were right and handled it we I would have done the same!
     
  9. IA-SteveB

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    Why are people still thinking this situation actually happened? lol
     
  10. precision2b

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    Wow! I just throw up a little bit in my mouth… First time that I have ever done that… in your avatar, is that a brace you are wearing from being punched in your face?
     
  11. tennis tom

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    To those who came late to this fantasy thread, in it's stone-age the OP said it never happened the way he first stated it. Someone from his area, Winnipeg, said it would have been dead of winter and freezing outside, I seriously doubt the tikes would have been taking a tennis lesson then, maybe ice hockey. I wouldn't waste anytime sifting though this thing, and the OP must have a lot of time on his hands to come up with fantasies like this, if you look at his pic in his icon you'll see why, probably works for the government and hasn't had a date lately.

    But, just in case anyone finds any merit to his assertions, my coach and any good coach gathers in his charges for frequent chalk talks to TEACH tennis and not just demonstrate it. Apparently, the OP has never had a real coach who does this and did not understand what was going on--as if this situation ever occurred in the real world--but he has managed to stretch this thread out to amazing lengths. Perhaps he's going for a Guniness record or has a lot of time on his hands.
     
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  12. beltsman

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    Worst thread. I don't know how it works in Canada, but here in the US (at least where I live) public courts can be reserved for a small fee. If he paid for them to be reserved, then he's right. If he didn't, you're right. Pretty cut and dry.
     
  13. volleygirl

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    The OP mentioning the coaches weight has nothing to do with this situation and its hilarious that so many on here keep referring to him bringing it up.
     
  14. precision2b

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    Yes I can believe that…

    Opps, second time today that I throw up a little bit in my mouth…

    I never would have guessed tennis ball, maybe D**K Head...
     
  15. Bedrock

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    Thank you very much for giving him a good lesson !
    However adult matches does not take priority over practice and vice versa.
    First come - first play. Common policy does not allow to just hold a tennis court to use it later.
    Good coach would call kids back once other people come to play.
    At least this is how it works in my village.
     
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  16. precision2b

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    man are you full of yourself. if truth be know I bet when you were small your mother more than likely had to tie a pork chop around neck to get the dog to play with you…
     
  17. Bedrock

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    From the post there is no evidence that this guy was doing the lessons legally.
     
  18. tennis tom

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    Were you expecting there to be? Many here asked him to call the rec dept to find out--no reply so far from the OP--not holding our breaths.
     
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  20. Bedrock

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    Al least the reservation information (schedule) suppose to be available as well as contact information. Usually it is right on the gates.
     
  21. tennis tom

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    We queered him on that also, I don't believe he bothered to check, he went right for the gut--were you his partner on that cold fateful fantasized day?
     
  22. Jimmyk459

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    OP, clearly you are just looking for us to justify your (IMO very poor) actions. This is evident in almost all of your defensive responses and lack of appropriate POLL choices.

    Why ask a question if you don't really want to hear the answer?
     
  23. IA-SteveB

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    The whole thing is made up and a lot of us fell for it, hook, line and sinker. The guy is good at what he does and I am NOT talking tennis.
     
  24. TTMR

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    Thanks for your support, friend. What people don't realize is I wasn't just taking the court for me, I was standing up for the community, the public, the taxpayer. It is such seminal moments as this when our principles and our mettle are tested. I'd like to think I'll be remembered as a man of stalwart conscience and integrity.

    As for the match, I was really looking forward to it, but it was cancelled due to rain (better than snow). Nevertheless, I remain confident that I'll batter Humpty soon enough.
     
  25. tennis tom

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    TTMR, go write for Letterman he needs it.
     
  26. nocturn11

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    I think that's just a wee bit of overreaching.
     
  27. nocturn11

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    If this was really about some deeper morality, why not take it up with public officials? I would think that such action would elicit a much more decisive response (and, potentially, a more permanent one).
     
  28. LeftyRighty

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    Something like this happened to me today.

    I play at public courts Wednesdays with friends and 5 kids from a school down the street randomly showed up on the courts (which never happens).

    They just walked all on the courts, moved our bags off the bench, and some were running around the courts all LOUD.

    They were aggravating the coach during a lesson, but he was calm about it and just kept going. They were being very rude, but hey they're kids without parents around, so..yeah.

    I let one play with me but he didn't know how. They were rude about it, and took some of our balls, and were being loud while kept trying to play, so we gave them the court (after only being there 45 mins).

    Their teacher didn't show up so my friend started showing them how to actually hold the racquet and swing right.

    The teacher showed about 10 mins later, and didn't say a word to us (which came across very rude to us).

    They are public courts, and yeah, we didn't HAVE to leave...but they were kids, and you never know...that one lesson could have made one kid LOVE tennis.
     
  29. IA-SteveB

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    You did well. TTMR would have the kids ground up and fed to feral pigs.
     
  30. tennis tom

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    The tyranny of the children. You should call the principal pf the school and inform him/her of what his/her charges are doing to the community when allowed to be loose untethered. Maybe those who dare to play on "public" courts should at least be packen' some mace in their bags along with the Gatorade.
     
  31. Bdarb

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    You don't??
     
  32. IA-SteveB

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    I have seen these around:
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  33. tennis tom

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    I'm in kali, where if you so much as whip a perp with a wet peacock feather in an effort to defend yourself, you'll be sued for over-use of deadly force.
     
  34. LeftyRighty

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    Yeah I play in ghetto parks all the time. Last week someone was shot in the park while I was playing. Thanks to that, I won the match

    Sorry but if you run from bullets while I serve, thats an ace. :)
     

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