Weird Psycho event in summer season ending Tennis Party

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  1. Fedace

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    Ok, our team had a decent summer season and decided to celebrate by getting together for some Beer and sandwitches and some fun doubles. Very 1st set we played against decent but not as good of doubles team. and these 2 guys decided that this is real Serious SET. and decided to play like their livelihood depended on it.

    but That's not the bad part. Older guy on the other side decided to play some mind games in order to win the set. He decided play that old lets confuse the Score game. He was calling 40-15, when it is really 30-30. and he would call GAME when it was really only 40-30. Also he would make some bad calls,,,ie, my 2nd serve that was unreturnable,,,NO call, so i assume it was in and so did my partner. and i win the next point as well, i call 40-15. then he starts on like a Psycho....NO NO NO,,,it is 30-30... :shock::shock: I said but there was no call out on the last point.... NO NO NO,,it is 30-30.

    Now this being Party fun doubles match, so i did not argue and just let him have his way. but it really took all the fun out of it.
    Weird stuff. Maybe they wanted to beat me pretty BAD.....LOL
     
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  2. tennis tom

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    Doesn't sound psycho-weird, just normal league/rec behavior, maybe he was practicing his gamesmanship for next season. It's probably good to un-bond after a long tough USTA season.
     
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    I think you just have that effect on people.
     
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    You win? I'm guessing not, that's why you posted, right?
     
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  5. jswinf

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    Maybe too much beer, some of us older guys can't handle it like we used to...
     
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    How old was this "older guy?"
     
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    Reminds me of pickup basketball games.

     
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  8. Maui19

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    The guy prolly couldn't remember the score. Heck, that was prolly me!
     
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    I think he is around 60. Come to think of it, i think he may have miss understood what i said before the match. i just casually said something about some old guy playing slow. I wasn't referring to him, but he may have mistook it. but NO excuse for that Younger guy he was playing with. He was just BAD blood the entire set. and no excuse with the Beer. We didn't drink any beer til the match was OVER with.....:)
     
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    Not remembering the score is fine. i dont' have problem with honest mistakes but when i questioned it Nicely, he went nuts and became confrontational. He said, "Are you Questioning ME ??? I dont' like being Questioned or Doubted,,,,do you know what i Do for a Living ??????? I am a LAWYER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    After that tyrade, i had nothing to say.............:shock::)
     
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    Oldguy: You tawkin to me? Me?!? You punk!!!!

    OP: Look, dude, uh, look. Didn't mean anything by it. I didn't say you smelled old, er, played old, er, hair growing from you ears crazy eyebrows get a woman so she can groom you now that your eyes are shot get some blue pill. I just want a friendly game. Okay?

    Oldguy: Eh?

    OP: I can't repeat my rant, pops, I'm already winded (being 5' 4", 350 but wearing Barricade 6's and a Federer US Open gray with red piping Nike shirt).
     
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    Hah hah! Crazyist old coot I ever played in league play was an older white hat lawyer, big corporate gun. Total gamesmanship. Gave me great advice (e.g., "always fly first class, you are better rested when you get there) plus super anecdotes, such as, "know my company set me up to play singles in every country I ever traveled to".

    Guy said in our first league match he had "noticed my fatal flaw" and would "tell me when the match was over..." End of the match he fires a ball in my direction all hot, screams, "fudge" (except he didn't say "fudge").
     
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    Yea, i noticed that about Lawyers. Don't know why but they go more psycho than others when they lose. In reality, they lose court cases all the time. but they don't understand this is amateur tennis with good sportsmanship. These twisted gamesmanship they use really ruins it.
     
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    Hey, i heard this Lawyer guy pulled that trick again in practice set. this time it was in team practice so it was little more serious. I wasn't there so i don't know exactly what happened but i heard there was little argument back and forth.

    I honestly don't know if he pulls this trick and expects nobody to notice it or something or just really his memory is going, due to his older age.
    Really annoying, he would say 40-15--when it is really 30-30 or call GAME when it is really only 40-30. Just Very odd but i do know that this is a age old trick older guys pull. I seen it before but it is really Bush league. and it has no place in advanced tennis.
     
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    Was the party at your house?
    How did he get invited?

    Next year see that this chump does not get invited. If that can't be arranged, see that one of your rogue friends introduces his knees to a bat. He would not be able to play at that point but, Gods know, he'd probably become a coach...
     
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  16. West Coast Ace

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    Didn't Fedace post about some huge bust-up he had with the captain of his team about a month ago?
     
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    Please dont judge all us lawyers by these jack*sses.
     
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    It just caught me off guard, that's all. I would have expected this if this was real competitive team practice and would have dealt with it. but in Team Party situation where i thought everyone was just there to have some FUN ????????????? that was what ilked me the most...:???:
     
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    Whenever "sand witches" show up at an event, you've got to throw expectations out the window....

    Do you mean "irked". I'm not sure I know what ilked, means.
     
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  20. slice bh compliment

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    The extra T stands for tomato.

    Irked vs ilked, yeah, Rs and Ls are often mixed in the new language of the Standford student...and peeps of there ilk...I mean, irk.
     
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  21. goober

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    Just don't go on a "tyrade" guys.

    BTW sandwitches are legit. I think some dude told me about them being in Harry Potter or maybe he was just referring to the wicked BLT he was chowing down.
     
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    I'm thinking Beetlejuice - Sand Worms @ the 55 second mark.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvT1wym97qo&feature=related
     
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    sorry bro, that was me.

    I didnt mean to make all those bad calls, was just having a hard time seeing the ball that day
     
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    We have an ongoing social doubles match at our club. When this happens, which it does with some regularity, I will fake get mad and say something like "You CANNOT be serious!"
    People really want to win, but I don't care since it's just social and winning/losing means very little to me at these events. So I have some fun with it, calling out "Match Point!" and pointing to where my serve is going to go.
    That makes it fun, since it's kind of boring, honestly.
     
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