Joy of Captaining....

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

  1. beernutz

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    You remind me of characters I encountered long ago on parenting forums who, though childless, had all the answers and do's and don'ts for how to best raise kids. Come back and give us your thoughts when you've been there and done that. Until then...

    ***plonk***

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plonk_(Usenet)
     
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  2. omega4

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    With an attitude like that, it's hard to believe you actually run a tennis round robin in DeKalb, Atlanta for fun.
     
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  3. Cindysphinx

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    No, most leadership positions in work are not "thankless."

    If you are the CEO or supervisor or owner or boss in the workplace, you are *paid.* That is your thanks.
     
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  4. omega4

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    Yes, I agree that some leadership positions at work, notably those at the very top of an organization, aren't as "thankless" as others by nature of the compensation.

    But for every one CEO position, there are many others in the company (depending on the size of the company, industry, etc.) where leadership positions don't command paid compensation worthy of the work and hours involved.

    That is what I'm thinking about.

    Take public school teachers for example. These leaders of children work tirelessly on the behalf of their students and are sometimes called upon to do things that go above and beyond the call of duty (e.g. Sandy Hook Elementary teachers in Newtown, CT). These teachers aren't paid nearly enough where most of them would consider themselves "thanked" but do their jobs for the love of what they do.

    It's these leaders in work that I think about, admire, and look to as examples of true leaders.

    Our opinions are molded by our life experiences. These are just my opinions.
     
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  5. ohplease

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    Don't feed the troll. Forget captaining, this guy hasn't even PLAYED tennis for a few decades.

    Go play some golf.
     
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  6. omega4

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    Funny enough, I just did the other day in SC with some buddies. Shot 8 over on a moderately challenging course.
     
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  7. lostinamerica

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    The other side... We had our district championships this weekend and we won. We advance to sectionals. Amazing how winning cures many complainers. While I think captaining is thankless, it does have its highs.
     
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  8. fleabitten

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    Hey congratulations LIA!
    This will be my first season captaining a 4.5 team of friends that just want to get playing time. We will keep the team small so that we play often. I think we will have a middle of the pack kind of team and have explained that to everyone who has joined. We shall see....
     
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  9. lostinamerica

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    Thanks, I find captaining/playing with the non-contenders as easier. The egos tend to remain in check. I hope you have a great experience. For the 18+ league, I plan on playing on a for fun team myself.

    Playoffs tend to bring out the worst in players. Only 8 guys can be on the court and 16 thuk they should be on the court. When it is with friends and no expectations, playing time keeps players happy.

    My team is the 40+ league so that is a little better than dealing with the 23 year old former high school stars. Yet, believe me that there is plenty of ego even among adults. I had a guy upset because he was not in the playoff lineup after he went 1-3 in flight play.... All at line 3 doubles.
     
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