What's the worst/meanest thing an opponent has to you?

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  1. thejuice

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    I noticed you are in Atlanta. Where do you normally play? Was it an Ultimate Tennis, Peach Tennis, or League Tennis match? I've had pretty good experiences with all of those leagues (also T2) but I have heard of others saying they've played some jerks or semi-jerks.
     
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  2. SweetH2O

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    I'm in the western suburbs of Atlanta. I've played in Ultimate, Peach and T2 leagues. There are jerks everywhere. I haven't found these leagues to be any different than the general tennis population in that respect. Some people take it too seriously, some you wish would take it more seriously. Overall, I'd say my experiences are 90% positive with all leagues about the same.
     
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  3. thejuice

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    I would agree with your comment. I too wish some would be more serious about scheduling the matches. It seems to me like (most of the time) I am the one calling or emailing to schedule the matches. I most enjoy the matches when me and my opponent are both anxious to play and are trying to beat each other to a pulp and leaving it on the court once we are done.
     
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  4. pyrokid

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    One that's not really mean, but really annoying.

    You shank a ball in, they miss for whatever reason
    They reply, sarcastically "Nice mishit."

    I hear it more than most because almost all of my shanks end up going in for some reason.
     
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  5. PinkTennisNinja

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    Mine isn't really an opponent but she is a girl that is on my little sister's HS team. Every time she plays my sister she stomps her and IF my sister gets in a great slice shot(which happens to be her favorite shot) that her opponent misses she calls it "Garbage!" very loudly. One day the girl (I think she's 17 and the number 1 girl on the HS team) wants to play against me :) I'm mainly a doubles player, I love the net :) so I tell her sure because I do want to work on my singles. My FH always has topspin and my 1HBH always has slice/sidespin. She primarily used topspin and NEVER slice. I sliced her up and down the court and the whole time all she yelled was "Garbage". After I won she came up to me and said "That's not how your suppsed to play singles" LoL! She was not happy haha But she calls me all the time to hit against. She helps me practice my singles and I help fix her attitude :)
     
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  6. Tarboro

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    I had an opponent ask me if I was injured after I lost a close three set match to him and his usual partner. I think he was serious, because when I told him I felt fine he said that he just assumed I was hurt because I played so terribly.

    I think of myself as pretty evenly matched with him, and in fact had beaten him three straight times prior to the situation described above.
     
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  7. thejuice

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    That is a funny story!!! You got some cool points from your lil sis I'm sure!!!
     
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  8. thejuice

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    Actually, that is kind of a sadistic comment. LOL!!! You had owned him three straight times and it sounds like he got used to it so he was surprised he beat you.
     
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  9. skiracer55

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    Actually, nobody is ever mean to me...

    ...but here are some I have heard:

    - You're not as stupid as you look.

    - For a fat person, you don't sweat much.

    - Nice shot...for a cripple.

    - My advice to you is to start drinking heavily...

    - That's your best serve? Please, don't make me laugh, my stomach hurts already...

    - Aw, too bad...shanked another one! I bet you feel like a big piece of dog doo! Here, want me to serve underhand?

    There's more, I just can't remember them right now...
     
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  10. vandre

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    awesome story, but i bet your singles game will be fixed long before her attitude ever will!
     
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  11. PinkTennisNinja

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    You are very right about that! :)
     
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  12. jatmallet

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    I was on an ALTA team (its the local atlanta tennis group) and the other team's line 5 is over an hour late, our fives had been waiting, but since everyone's matches had completed and the food was about gone, we decided to claim forfeit. The opposing captain agreed at that time. About 2 minutes later, he comes over to us and says My guy is on the way and will be here in 15 minutes. Our line 5 says we've already agreed that y'all forfeited. The opposing captain then goes on a 5 minute tirade calling everyone on our team just about everything in the book and using some very choice words towards our Line 5 (who happens to be a very effeminate gay man). It was by far the rudest conduct I've ever seen in or around tennis. I wanted to fight this 60ish year old man who blew a gasket.
     
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