Spousal Support

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Ironwood, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Ironwood

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    Had a new and frustrating experience this week playing mixed doubles night. Joined a second club this year and when at the new club I'm playing with people I have seen around the local tennis circuit, but don't play with all the time. Mixed night typically is played one set or 40 minutes then rotate, so you get three sets in over 2 hours and have the opportunity to mix around. In one set, I played with a woman whose husband was across the net with another partner. She continually gave her husband who tries to hit everything big and often is long, the benefit of the doubt on calls. In the one set we played, she called in at least 3/4 shots that were clearly long, including their set point that he stroked at least 6-8" long. It was an outrageous gift of set point. Played the same foursome three weeks ago and she gave her husband a couple of questionable calls but I didn't think much of it until it was painfully obvious this week. It's just fun tennis and not much that can be done, except next time we pair off like this I will make loud and quick out calls before she can concede the point to her husband. Otherwise they are a decent couple and part of my expanded tennis circle. Any other suggestions?
     
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  2. LanEvo

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    Are they very old? No offense. Maybe they can't see that we'll.
     
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  3. decades

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    why is she making the calls. I guess she wears the pants on that team.
     
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  4. spot

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    If you clearly saw the ball long then call it out. Problem solved.
     
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  5. catfish

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    What difference does it make whether a man or woman makes the call?
     
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  6. Loose Cannon

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    The man can over rule his female teammate at any juncture

    USTA Rule 7b: Section I-9d
     
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  7. Jonahan

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    Unless his partner then says she saw it in. Any disagreement between partners results in the point for the opponents.
     
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  8. catfish

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    That rule only applies in the Taliban leagues.
     
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  9. beernutz

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    You don't call balls 'in'--everything is in unless it is explicitly called 'out'. Are you saying you called balls out and were overruled by your partner?
     
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  10. jswinf

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    ^^Yeah, that's a good question.

    I wouldn't doubt, though, that it really is a case of a wife sensitive to the famously fragile male ego...Sometimes I wish my wife was like that. (Not really.)
     
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