interesting from last nights' league, in East Texas...

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  1. Coach Carter

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    interesting from last nights' league, in Texas...

    weak lighting...courts with more undulations than a tough PGA green...and despite 8 to 16 courts to choose from, their captain puts the #1 match over next to where soccer practice is going on with screaming banshi's literally kicking balls into our side fence for the first set and a half.

    I was pi$$ed...
     
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  2. tennis tom

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    Maybe he was co-captaining the soccer team?
     
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    Home court(s) advantage
     
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  4. Coach Carter

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    sorry, I was just needing to gripe some. I had to work super hard not to explode.
     
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    Remember it's only a game and to enjoy the opportunity to play and privilege to compete. Play hard let the chips fall. Conditions are usually the same for everyone.

    As stated, home court advantage, you'll be better prepared next time.
     
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    I used to play a guy that had kid's soccer practice next to the courts all the time. Every court was next to the field so there was no escape. I'm also not liking the twilight at the end of my evening matches.
     
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    Been there, done that (playing next to soccer practice). I can understand the desire to gripe as it is very distracting. I can generally tune out the screaming and such, but balls hitting the fence is too much.

    Glenn
     
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    My high school courts shared a fence with the baseball field's right field. Gotta love calling a let for a home run.
     
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    The ability to tune out distractions can only improve your game. It's really no different than playing a cheater or a whiner. So many distractions used to cause me to fold, but part of the game is to be able to tune them out.

    While most of us will never experience it, the pressure of crowd noise , hecklers, etc that tour players have to rise above must be really tough to handle at first.

    I can see how this can be very frustrating at rec levels, but we live in a world filled with input overload....things have changed over the years.

    Best to be prepared for anything
     
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    Where are you located, talking about Tyler? Maybe Swim and Tennis or Lee HS?
     
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    Where in East Tex? Beaumont? Tyler? Texarkana? just curious as some of our leagues east of Houston have had similar issues with courts in parks outside Silsbee/Beaumont.
     
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    it was right outside Tyler...we came thru in the end, but the early struggles added to the outside stuff were def amping me up a bit
     
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    was it by chance Lindale or Gladewater.

    Played a few ZATS at Lindale back in the day, including one where the lights went out in the middle of the match and had to drive to Tyler JC to finish.
     
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    I certainly understand how you feel. Every time my team plays away we have some "issue" to deal with. Mostly court surfaces....but others as well. Soccer practice, Football practice, Lacrosse practice...runners, walkers, kids crying, skateboards, people using bandsaws, blowing leaves, birds flying, poison oak growing on the courts....I could go on and on and on. I am one to be distracted extremely easy since I have Adult ADD....so I can preach on this subject all night long.
     
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    I'm cracking up...

    and all that just in between courts

    this was in Jacksonville
     
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    My list of on-court, but neighboring distractions, include
    • a highly contested swim meet,
    • F-16s flying overhead on a VERY regular basis,
    • line call "issues" on both courts beside us, but most frequent of all,
    • men...in shorts, their legs exposed...exerting themselves. *sigh*
    This is why I'm fairly useless in Mixed. :p
     
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  17. michael_1265

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    1. That could be a lot of places, including my neighborhood (if you play at Lakeview, that is).
    2. Ahhh.......Virginia Beach.
    3. That's a pretty regular thing. Avoid playing #2 at all costs.
    4. No comment.
     
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    1. Lakeview? Why bother? Home courts suffice.
    2. Yep. Loved it. Remember, Hubs & I spend every Friday night at our local American Legion Post. Hooah!
    3. I wasn't captain. Had no control. Generally, :p me & paht-ner play #1. It was mixed. ;p
    4. Ah, sorry. But true.
    You know me too well. Sheez.
     
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