How about some confessions!?

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by TheMagicianOfPrecision, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Do you dare to confess the worse thing you ever did on a tenniscourt?
    Lets not JUDGE EACHOTHER ok? Im sure you regret what you did, at least I do.

    When i was younger i would go totally nuts on the court, i have tried to get inside opponents heads a lot of times,and many times it worked.

    Telling an opponent during a change-over "wow your forehand is soo great and looks so incredibly good" is a safe recepie of it breaking down the next game-try it!

    I once threw my racket against my chair so it bounced up and hit the referee on the leg, only got point-penalty for that.

    One time I told the referee that he sucked so much he should be deported to a far away Island.

    I broke about 8-10 rackets during my Junior-career.

    One time when I was playing a tourney in England I met a Canadian guy who`s mom had something to say at every call close to the lines, it ended up by me telling her she was a f-ing b1tch! She was not happy...

    I was just out of control, these days I never get upset while playing, i dont have the energy to do that anymore.

    Whats your story?
     
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  2. kendall22

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    We don't have any. You're just crazy.
     
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  3. HFS

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    I was playing a really annoying guy in high school. He kept pouting and mouthing off. I was on serve. He approached the net but left the ball short and weak. I came up and cranked it straight into his nuts (purely accident). When he was still on the ground holding his junk, I went to the service line, called out the score, and tapped the serve over for an ace. Good times.
     
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  4. HFS

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    To add- was not the best of sportsmanship, I know.
     
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  5. PimpMyGame

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    I frequently tell opponents they don't know sh1t about the rules, tell them they're blind, etc. Sometimes I lose it with them because they're idiots. Earlier this week I smashed a ball into someone's head.

    But that's only on club nights. I'm a different aminal when it comes to matches.
     
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  6. ibeeskeef

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    The only good story I have was in a singles match I was playing a guy who decided he was not only going to call every line shot out, but he was going to call balls a couple inches inside the line out and then be a jerk about it. The first 1-2 were close so I made no argument and I was up a break in the first set so decided not to push it. Well, he then called another ball out that was clearly inside the line. I questioned the call and he spouted back that it was his call, yada yada yada. We play 2 more games and he calls another good shot out but this time he states "out, and it's my call" before I could even question him.

    I didn't take kindly to it but I did fix the situation. His next serve was about as pure center of the service box as one could possible place it. I simply let it go by and yelled "out, and it's my call." He lost his mind but it fixed his intential bad calls. It was poor sportsmanship on my part and I felt bad about it because I know I would have beaten the guy even with the bad calls but I felt I had to do something.
     
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  7. blakesq

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    Funnily enough, this happened last night.

    We were playing a men's doubles match, about 4.0 level. My partner hits a floater, I am at net. The opposing net guy, a very solid 4.0 player, goes up for an overhead, I concede by turning my back towards the net, and promptly get pegged between my shoulder blades. Well, thats when I blow up, start yelling FU! The guy said he didn't mean it, I yell some more, the guy says I should have gotten out of the way, and I blow up again, and he storms off the court, and I tell him "good riddance", "go home and cry to your momma". Of course, we are all in our 40's and 50's.


    I called him this morning to apologize. Getting hit is part of the game. I should have sucked it up, counted to 10 or something, but not blow up like I did. :oops:
     
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  8. sureshs

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    Once I was losing badly in a set. At a changeover, my opponent took a break. Then he came back to have a sip of his yellowish Gatorade drink. But I had made sure it was not Gatorade, if you know what I mean.








































    Relax guys, it was a joke.
     
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  9. snark

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    Not a confession but yesterday I played with a guy who smashed his Babolat after missing an easy shot. I had never seen anyone, let alone a 40-something guy, smash his racket in real life before yesterday.
     
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  10. Matt H.

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    in a tournament back in 2005 i favorably called a questionable ball.

    We were in a tiebreak and it was a match point. I ran down a drop shot and hit a shot back over the net and my opponent (standing inside the service line) just had to dink the ball back because I was completely off the court. He took a big swing, framed it, and the ball floated deep. He thought it might have been in.

    My logic at the time was that if I gave him the ultimate free point and was conceeding the match and walking to shake his hand and he couldn't convert then he's not winning off of that.
     
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  11. Ok, great story man.
     
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  12. JoelDali

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    I broke about 10 Donnay Borg Pros in my Southern California junior glory days.

    My dad grew weary of my attitude and stopped taking me to the big tourneys further south (Whittier etc).
     
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  13. Oh really ? :):twisted:
    What saved me from being totally broke was that i got a racket-sponsor when i was 16 otherwise i couldnt have afford new rackets
     
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  14. Lol
    Admit it, you have at some point been tempted to do it!? :twisted:
     
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  15. JoelDali

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    In the early 80s, Donnay wasn't big on sponsoring juniors in Southern Cal.

    It was all about getting on the Prince, Wilson, Head lists.

    I was really one of the few Donnay wielding juniors in my area (79-83 mostly).

    Then came the PS 85 ... :0
     
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  16. Same thing in Sweden with Head Prince and Wilson although Agassi made Donnay popular for a couple of years over here.
    Yeah then the PS 85 :) I had 3 of them when i was 20-22 years old, then sold them for about 100 USD/each...I have only played with Head or Wilson my whole life until 1 year ago when i got a coach-contract with Lotto/Fischer
     
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  17. Wakenslam

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    I made a bad call once, and refused to change it. It still haunts me years later.
     
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  18. Thats the worse youve ever done? Wow youre a saint :)
     
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  19. blakesq

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    A guy made a late call on my first serve. So that evening I blew up his house with Dynamite.

     
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  20. Ok, thats great.
    I dont see the purpose of spoiling a perfecly fine thread.
     
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  21. blakesq

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    Yeah, why did you ruin it TheMagicianOfPrecision?

     
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  22. Steady Eddy

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    I think it's ok. And at least he learns he's not fooling anybody.
     
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  23. PatrickB

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    Though I can understand the impulse, it's worth noting that retaliatory calls are explicitly forbidden by the Code...
     
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  24. sphinx780

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    Broken racquets...yeah that happened quite a bit when I was younger and realized that Wilson had a lifetime guarantee on their Hammer line. Never sent one in that wasn't replaced.

    Acting out when young is pretty common I think. Here's the one that haunts me though. Junior year in high school, we were the top varsity doubles team and were playing the private school in town...because it's a smaller school, their top team were 7th or 8th graders...16y/o vs 13 or so, which we all know is a huge difference at that age in strength alone. Our coach had a standing deal with our team that season, if you come out with the W, every time you hit your opponent, you get a free can of soda.

    Both my partner and I walked out of the match with a 12 pack of soda each with our 0,0 win. The kids we pummeled were upset enough after the match that they hit the remaining balls at us and ran off the court.

    Kinda makes racquet breaking seem downright kind. Can't believe I ever thought that because we were rewarded for something that it made it acceptable.
     
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  25. alidisperanza

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    Aside from revenge shots, "warning" my opponents that I'm a wild server and drilling the guy at the net on a fly, (of course claiming the point as well) and the like... the most bad-ass thing I've ever come across?

    A friend of mine split... yes, cracked the racquet in half (Prestige) over his knee after a particularly brutal point. I would have been in the hospital with a broken Femur, he calmly picked up another racquet and demolished the guy.
     
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  26. skiracer55

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    Okay, check this out...

    ...this was a long time ago when I was working at a *ahem* Major Resort Hotel on Cape Cod. We had 3 tennis courts right down on the beach, I got to know the pros, so I had courts and hitting partners. One evening, after my shift (I was a bellhop), I'm playing a set with one of the pros, who was a big guy with a major league serve. I'm hanging in there, sort of, but he's drilling me pretty good. At something like 5-3 up in the first set, he hits two consecutive aces. I immediately fire my VS gut strung Dunlop Maxply Fort over the fence. So I go out to retrieve the errant racket, which I find in the middle of a pile of vegetation...vegetation, that is, with 3 bright, shiny leaves.

    "Say" my buddy says. "Isn't that Poison Ivy?"

    Was it ever. Two cortisone shots, three bottles of Calamine lotion, and a week later, my black bellhop pants finally stopped sticking to my thighs. The moral? Don't throw your racket over the fence, or if you do, make sure it doesn't land in a path of Poison Ivy...or if it does, write it off, buy another racket, or take up bowling...
     
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  27. Steady Eddy

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    You were only a kid. Makes me really wonder about what kind of psychopath you had for a coach?

    (I'm starting to think that "Minnesota nice" is a myth.)
     
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  28. Oldracquet27

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    Hahahahaha,,,, LOL
     
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  29. Falloutjr

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    Sometimes I hit people with my serves and I feel bad about it, does that count? It's never on purpose btw, it just happens o.o
     
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  30. embot

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    I have to admit. This happened to me once. My opponent complemented my slice backhand. Event asked me to demonstrate the motion during the change over. True to form, I can't hit another slice shot after that change over.
     
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  31. sphinx780

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    The Twins were plenty nice to the Yankees this year :wink:

    Funny thing was, the coach wasn't the fire and brimstone one would expect with a reward system like that. Twenty years past, I'd still like to apologize for being a cantankerous youth.
     
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  32. Steady Eddy

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    Maybe this is off topic, but did you notice that all the bad calls in Yankee games were always in their favor? Maybe MLB wants the Yankees in the world series because they're in such a large market?

    Can't believe that coach.
     
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  33. sphinx780

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    Yeah, don't want to hijack the thread...but the games shouldn't have come down to needing those calls anyway.

    Now if only I had another confession to get back on topic.
     
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  34. SirGounder

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    I played with a guy once who would go and get a drink of water in the middle of my service game, not a quick sip but a good minute or so.

    One time I waited until he did that and hit a serve right at him. Needless to say he never did that again.
     
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  35. bertrevert

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    There's an adult (50+) who I see on the court next to me and so far I haven't played him but every close call he calls out and I can see they are line balls. Hooking? Anyway I crashed shoulders with him (yes on purpose) near the drinks machine as I feel he is being unfair during what is only social tennis. Not proud of it just made it seem accidental.

    We are the over-hill adults (me 40+) and shouldn't be resorting to such tactics against younger opponents. We shuld be beyond-generous given the context. God knows what I'm going to do when playing him.

    I'm not ashamed by all that but how to stop the bad calls?

    I am ashamed to say when playing a team with a young girl (15?) subbing up for them and it hit her leg and brought tears welling up in her eyes. I spent the next 10 mins apologising and applying cool water. Eventually got her back on court and was careful the rest of the match. I felt bad about all that.
     
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