Top 10 Biggest Pet Peeves At A Tournament

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  1. Overdrive

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    4 Surfaces at once? Wow. Let me guess: Grass, Clay, Hard, and Blaes?

    Cool, I'm not the only one that does coin tosses.

    Your a string breaker eh?
     
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  2. Overdrive

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    How about someone who is soft-spoken and doesn't call out the balls loud enough?
     
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  3. Loose Cannon

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    Def. agree on #2-6-9


    9 is funny......I had a family that cheered a Double fault of mine in a crucial juncture.....I was like.....really?????
     
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  4. Loose Cannon

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    I'll add a few .....


    I hate quick servers......if you do this......you know who you are.....and its not acccidental. I understand we play at the servers pace......but you should not be in tossing your ball before Im even set in the Box......


    Players that do NOT verbally call the ball out......they kind of assume that your ball.... that apparently was out an inch...... was so obvious.....that it doesnt even warrant a call. I will literally have to ask.....Was that good' before I am about to toss my serve.....

    Players that take too long on Change overs...... Stalling tactics or just bad stamina...????


    Players that want to get to know you prior and during a match

    Im focused on this Tournament.......and maybe future scenarios........I do NOT want to get in a full fledged conversation as to where Im from, where I went to school, where I work, How do I like Church, ENOUGH>....... lets exchange names.....and perhaps ONE stress breaking comment about the weather or the guy with the big serve on the next court. I do NOT want to chat during change overs......EVER.......I will turn my back to you.....its that simple.
     
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  5. NLBwell

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    If there is good sportsmanship, all that other stuff can get figured out.
     
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    Yeah, I've played a pretty bad doubles team, and one of the guys did that all the time. He had a good kick serve, that was the only thing that he was good in though... Another girl I know is notorious for doing this as well. She's one of those weaponless junkballers who play singles..

    Yeah, that's why I told him "Can you point your index finger can I literally CAN"T hear you?" He nodded. After that, he only did it 75% of the remaining match.

    I remember when we beat took the second set from this mixed doubles team, they literally took over 5 minutes because of their coach. It was non-sanctioned, so I just let them have it. The guy played like a 'wounded tiger' with his excessive poaching.

    Players that want to get to know you prior and during a match

    If the guy has an accent or is visually breaking a rule, I would say something about it. For example, I caught a guy incorrectly using dampeners. The last thing I heard about him was that he had to go to the doctor because there was a lump or his breast... it could be a cyst, tumor, or cancer.. :shock:
     
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  7. Overdrive

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    There was.

    That was the only issue about the entire match.
     
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    What happened to the above thread? It was very entertaining and revealing.... come to think of it... so is this thread.

    As for the OP question... other than playing against players with attitudes... not too much bugs me. I come prepared equipment wise, bring change of clothes, a chair, plenty of fluids, money, stuff like aspirin, ice pack, ankle wrap in case I turn an ankle... most things can be dealt with on the court... there are ways to deal with cheats and gamers, and I have no problem calling a court ref to deal with disputes. (I think people who have a huge list of tournament pet peeves can be easily angered/upset in a match and should work on being better prepared emotionally and equipment wise!)
     
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  9. Overdrive

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    I'm not surprised. I can say that you losing in a match is just as entertaining as someone being harassed right?
    Yeah, I can.

    DD deleted it because the morons on the thread derailed it and it got out of control.

    This statement sounds very biased. How do you know that I'm emotional in a match? That doesn't mean anything. So after everything Nadal said before, he's not criticized for this.

    Another weightless assertion.
     
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    1. When the tournament is played at a facility without an adequate number of bathrooms.

    2. When the courts and fencing are laid out in a way that makes it very difficult to retrieve a ball that bounces over the fence.
     
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    So what member of the band are you? - synth player?
     
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  12. MethodTennis

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    Synthetic indoor clay, indoor hard, indoor carpet, outdoor Savannah. Was nuts. they only had 2 of each indoor surface, outdoors was rained out so lots of matches and hard to schedual... **** happens I guess.

    Coin tosses, racket spins whatever is easiest. I dont mind just hate when a player refuses to do it before the warm up, which is how youre meant to. It works best when an umpire or tournament offical comes and sorts it to be honest.

    Not too regular realtive to how much I play, but because I play so much it becomes regular which can be annoying during competition season when they feel like theyre snapping non stop
     
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    1. Yeah theyre obliged to wait until youre ready once both players are set its servers pace, also when theyre read to serve you should be making your best effort to ready yourself. its not about im ready so I can serve because 'servers pace'

    2. Irritating beyond beleif.

    3. Gamesman ship dont mind it to be honest, quite happy for them to try mind games.

    4. I dont say much at all although happy to talk when I'm losing, sometimes you can jolt their concentration, play with the other guys momentum a bit. Good players don't buckle to that kind of stuff or try have a chat mid match anyway so its a waste of time generally as any type of tactic and usually youre not there to make a friend so its pointless and just slows changeovers
     
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    What a weird combination... I never play on those types of courts here.
     
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    was just odd. worse was crashing out in the quarters of the singles, on indoor fake clay, on which I had no clue what was happening and I kept falling o_O was an absolute joke! None the less its a story to tell eh?
     
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    Hm.. odd.

    Did you have to change shoes to play on clay?
     
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    My pet peeve is actually the opposite. Someone who is fully decked out head to toe with the latest clothing line that his favorite pro is wearing (Fed, Rafa, etc.), including racquet, yet they can't play worth a damn. Posers!
     
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    Well... that's a double take as well. Either thing is a pet peeve to me.
    I don't buy that stuff myself. I just wear any polo and shorts that look decent and some shoes. I've actually found some stuff from thrift stores for $3-$5 each instead of $30+.. :)
     
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  19. JoeR

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    My biggest pet peeve?
    Trolls on message boards.
     
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    Congrats, you're the first person to be on my ignore list not because of what you said, but because you basically came on here and contributed to derailing a thread. Now that's trolling.
    Morons do come in all shapes and sizes.. regardless if you have 10,000+ posts or just less than 75..
     
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  21. tamdoankc

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    Inexperienced ball boys.
    Waiting for your match to be called.
    Bad umpires.
     
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    - Ugly / old ball kids. They should all be like Madrid ball girls.
    - When Hawkeye isn't working. I deserve Hawkeye!
    - When they introduce me and bring me on court before my opponent
     
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    Is the Hawkeye system even on the market?
     
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    I have no idea. All I know is some of the tournaments are really backwards in terms of having it working on all courts. One reason I like playing the Indian Wells tournament is all courts have it, even outer courts. But when I play Wimbledon the outer courts don't even have it. Plus their ball kids are ugly.
     
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  25. sureshs

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    I think thread is not about pro tournaments
     
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    This is a textbook example of how you sustain a rate of over 9 posts per day for close to 8 years.
     
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  27. TennisDawg

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    I just hate it when my opponent always hits the ball back to me in the warm-up and then when the match starts he always tries to hit the ball where I'm not.
     
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    1. Scheduling a player to start a doubles match 30 minutes before his singles match is due to start, and then telling his singles opponent when he checks in that the player is playing doubles, so "you'll just have to wait until he plays his doubles match that just started, plus 30 minutes for his rest break."
    Isn't there software or at least logic that would prevent that from happening?

    2. Telling players that they are not allowed to leave the site to get lunch because they are about to be called to play, and then not calling them for 2 hours and 20 minutes.

    I guess my pet peeve would be: tournament officials who waste my time for no good reason.
     
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    Yes! Haha +100000
     
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    Yeah, there was only one tournament when they did that. It was starting to rain too.
     
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    Seriously? Your list includes players who use cheap racquets or something other than "proper" shoes? Nothing elitist about you, is there, bud?
     
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    No, but it is asinine when there are really great players who do this. Especially with the cheap racquets. Their coaches don't even bother (or anyone at the matter) show them the proper way to find a racquet.

    If you read my previous posts, you would have understood instead of reading my initial one and then replying.
     
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