Scariest Thing your Partner Said to you

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  1. Annika

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    I thought this was funny so I thought I'd make a thread.

    My daughter was playing their 4th match in Districts over the weekend. She had played 2X for 2 days straight. In their final match, which she was excited about winning, her partner said to her: "something's wrong with my racquet." :mad: ROFL

    If you want anything to burst your bubble it would be those words! What exactly does that mean anyhow? :shock: How aggravating for your partner to hear that!!! :mad:
     
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  2. JoelDali

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    "Will you be my mixed partner next year?"
     
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    "Stop poaching and let them all come through to me."
     
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  4. tennis tom

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    Maybe she was hitting with the wrong side of it?
     
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    "About half the overheads I go for, I'm only pretending to go for. You need to be behind me to get it back after I fake them out."
     
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    "I'm really not much of a doubles player. I prefer singles. There's too much standing around in doubles."

    : shudder :
     
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    Let's both play back.
     
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    LMAO. Been there. Done that. Twice. In the past 4 years to the same partner. Luckily, she was very cool about it. Even floated me some of her outfit castoffs when my belly got too big. Mind you, she ain't that much bigger than me. :lol:

    Glad she's stuck with me all these years. We're undefeated this season. :p
     
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    A new guy on our team partnered with me asked, "how do you feel about me hitting short lobs on the net?"
     
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    This is REALLY scary if she says it to her mixed partner who also happens to have another girlfriend. LOL!!!
     
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    "Since you the better returner, you tell me what side you want."

    Because we are in real trouble if I am the better serve returner.
     
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    Me too.... but my partner was a guy....
     
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    I was paired with a guy who flew in from New York to La Costa to play the Pro/Am in the Men's A division. He told me his name and with a straight face the next then he said was," I won this division last year and I expect to win it again this year."

    Way to apply the pressure. Well, he was good; so he won again. Good thing.
     
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  16. heninfan99

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    "Gonna have a smoke". A partner took a smoke break.
     
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  17. AceKing

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    LOL, this is hilarious!
     
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    It was funnier because they actually did it.
     
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    "Don't look back when I say s*** or f***"
     
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    New one today, during warm-up:

    "Don't you need to warm up your volleys?"

    "No."
     
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    Me: Do you always smoke before a match?

    New partner: No I only need this as a pick me up. I was just at happy hour and had a little too much.
     
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    "If I hit you when I serve, it's not on purpose."

    Or when taking a water break between games..

    Me: "Man! This heat is rough. I'm almost out of water!"
    Partner: "Water?! You're drinking water?"
    Me: "Yeah? What're you drinking?"
    Partner: "Vodka!"
     
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    I rarely warm up very much at the net. When I get on the court early enough I play mini-tennis for 5 minutes and eschew volleys entirely during the warmup. I must hit 3-5 solid overheads before the warmup is finished though.

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    What do you do to warm up your volleys? Do you notice much difference? I seem to shank about the same percentage of shots whether or not I spend a lot of time volleying my opponent's 75% groundstrokes in the warmup.
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  24. Cindysphinx

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    Personally, I stand at the service line to warm up my volleys. My goal is to focus entirely on my footwork and spacing from the ball, with a goal of sending every ball right back to the opponent's shoetops. To me, warming up volleys is equally important as warming up groundies.

    As for my match, I will let you guess the score. Hint: It was the worst score you can have in tennis without getting skunked.
     
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  25. gould2000

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    In the most crucial match of the season, I was put in the position of partnering up with our xtra singles player. We played once before, and since we were both serving big and finishing at net, points were short and matched was really easy that time. This time around, we went down early in 1st set. I tried to calmly communicate with him during between points, so we could see what to change strategy wise or at least help each other think positive. After losing 1st set a quick 6-0, he tells me he doesn't like to talk so he can stay focused. I have never played successful doubles in a big match without some communication between partners. After he said that, I felt so alone on the court. I tried to stay focused myself, but I will admit I felt let down. We end up losing 2nd set, 6-2.

    "I don't like to talk at all, I need to stay focused" - hope I never hear that again

    Crap, I'm not talking about chatting while we are playing points, I'm talking about position, strategy, serve placement and other things that successful doubles partners talk about.
     
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  26. larry10s

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    personally if all i do is warm up vollies, get some over heads and a few serves im fine (yes some groundies would help) but im always coming in so i dont hit many groundies (return of serve)
     
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  27. athiker

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    Was this a volleyball player?

    Even scarier if they said, "No, I don't know how to volley." :shock:

    :lol: Pretty far down the list of expected replies to that question!


    We've all probably been nailed in the back by a serve before but this comment is definitely not a good sign! :lol:
     
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  28. tennis tom

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    Opponent: "My vision is 20/400."
     
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    lets make out afterwards if we win. we were down a set and down 4-1 in the 2nd set. it was MIXED doubles ,,,any *******s out there.
     
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  30. tennis tom

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    You play with a lot of frogs before you find a partner you're sympatico with. In your case at least he was honest, communicated his intentions and didn't leave you wondering what you were in store for.

    The partners I hate the most are the ones who mumble and are impossible to understand, wasting a lot of my energy trying to figure out what the heck they are saying. After a while, I just respond with "yah" to whatever they mumble and try my best to ignore them.

    I also hate the ones who only talk to you if you made a great shot, but, if you missed a close one, they give you the silent treatment and roll the ball back without looking as punishment.
     
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  31. tennis tom

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    Was she cute? This reply is useless without pictures. It would be motivating if she were hot. Did you come back to win? Was there a boobie prize for being a runner-up?
     
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  32. gould2000

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    Funny thing is, was that he did not tell me until we lost 1st set. if I knew in advance or even right before the match, i could have tried to adapt. Instead, it turns out I was distracting him the entire 1st set. The entire 1st set and rest of match he was as you described, mumbling and talking to himself. he is a very nice guy and teammate, so I felt bad about the situation. he in turn, feels I was too social. I have played with people that are too social imho, I am not one of them. I will acknowledge a nicely hit winner with a racket tap or nod or something short. I won't be huggy kissy between games with opponents
     
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  33. tennis tom

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    All I can say is there's a lot of weird people out there on them darn courts, keep the business card of a good psychiatrist in your wallet.
     
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  34. Totai

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    I don't need to warm up my volleys
     
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    and the worst thing a partner said to me:

    "I will give them floaters at the beggining so they get comfortable and then we will crush them!"

    and to that I replied, Shut the hell up noobcakes
     
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    "Im going to try to force a default win by hitting one of them with a tennis ball, try not to get hit"
    I didnt get hit or the other team thank goodness Dx
     
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    "Im not in the mood for tennis today".

    "Un f_cking believable!!!" (then proceeds to smash the **** out of their racquet).
     
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  38. OrLevy

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    So, a couple of friends gathered to play some friendly doubles matches. My partner is 15 minutes late, when he shows up the first thing out of his mouth is "God," *Yawn*. "I'm just back from the gay parade afterparty, I'm so drunk".

    I kid you not.

    Luckily, even drunk he was the best player there.
     
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  39. sureshs

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    How "friendly" was the "friendly doubles" match?
     
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  40. decades

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    I took an afternoon to look at the call log on your cell phone....
     
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  41. XFactorer

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    I say this to my partner sometimes

    "I didn't even see the ball when I hit it" (referring to volleys)
     
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    At a tournament in West Virginia: "Boy, you look just like a hog..."
     
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  44. OrLevy

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    I'm a woman, he's a gay.

    :)
     
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  45. Totai

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    "I prepared myself for a loss" right before the match started. Needless to say I gave my partner a piece of my mind for saying that
     
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  47. sureshs

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    Me neither
     
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  48. sureshs

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    Then it probably was not too friendly
     
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  49. cknobman

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    Who brought that frog on court?
     
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    Yesterday I ran a 5k with my daughter ... if any of you have seen my videos you know I do not often run a 1k let alone 5 of them in a row.

    anywho,

    we were playing the toughest team in our league and the captain was desperate for players and asked me to play in the 1:30 match ... even though he knew I would practically be coming straight from a marathon.

    When I walked onto the court I met my partner for the first time and he says .... "I hate doubles, I wont be coming to the net and I am only here because the captain was desperate."

    Good times.
     
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