yelling c'mon after winning points

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  1. 2ndServe

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    It's something I've observed lately. Young kids doing it but what about 40 year old guys in league play? Seems a little out of place. These aren't the hype yourself comments but they seem a little directed at the opponent with a stare or fist pump in the opponents direction. Maybe I'm old school but it seems a little unsportsmanlike.
     
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  2. spot

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    How bad did the young guy beat you?
     
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  3. Maui19

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    It has never made sense to me--an opponent makes an unforced error and you yell c'mon!!. Really? Who is supposed to come on? The opponent? You? Come on try harder? You just won that point. Come on opponent make more errors?

    I guess it is considered ok. Whatever.
     
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  4. Cindysphinx

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    "Come on" makes no sense.

    I think I prefer "Oh, no you didn't!
     
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    I've never understood it at any level of any sport. I played sports growing up, and most people grimaced at any show of emotion after winning a point. People were called hotdogs and showboats and were shunned by many other players. In basketball, players were benched for being a "hotdog".

    The only time I have ever pumped my fist in a tennis match is when I mishit a winner, and only when the opponents are the type who will appreciate the humor. Some people don't get my dry sense of humor.
     
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  6. floridatennisdude

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    I'm not a fan of it. I don't like watching a pro like Oudin who yells it out nearly every point she wins. Oudin has money on the line every match she plays, unlike a typical rec player that has nothing but ego to risk. Not sure why a rec guy would feel glory from playing irritating mind games to get under an opponents skin.

    No rule against it, so it is perfectly legal. I'd just be unlikely to buy my opponent a beer if he is yelling "c'mon" over and over. Dude can get his own beer. And I usually am in a beer buying mood after I play.
     
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  7. Fuji

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    No thanks. I find it rather odd.

    Although, I can distinctly remember one time I aced to close out a match with a close friend and did a Rick Flare "Woo!" We both laughed as it was probably the silliest thing I've ever done on a court.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF1Kc4Rg45k

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    I played at a local club a few months ago with a college match taking place around us. The vocal noise every point was annoying to me and seemed to be disrespectful. It's the jerk coaches that encourage it.
     
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  9. floridatennisdude

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    I actually get it during college tennis. It's a team event and if you get a huge game or break, it's pretty cool to let your teammates know. That's probably the only time I am OK with it.
     
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  10. TeflonTom

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    i do it sometimes in dubz at college or somethin where i have teammates n positive body language motivates them. I do judiciously tho... When I get a break or win a set or somethin

    dont really understand ppl who do it so often it loses meanin, but evry1 has their own way of gettin pumped up I guess. dunno why ppl find it disrespectful. it aint about the opponent. its about motivatin urself and feelin positive bout ur own game. never bothers me when opponents do it. why should it?
     
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  11. tenniscasey

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    I'm a bigger WTA fan than ATP fan. That said, I see the "come on!" thing all the time in WTA matches, but never noticed it in ATP.

    I agree it's kind of corny; I'm grateful I've never seen this in my own leagues and tourneys.
     
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    Nadal used to Vamos a lot, now he has become more humble
     
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  13. IA-SteveB

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    It doesn't bother me at all. Whatever people need to do to motivate themselves is fine with me. They still have to beat me. Some people take things a little too seriously, but it's a game full of diverse people. Roll with it. :)
     
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    I've been known to let one out rare occasion, usually some important point, and I'm under pressure, elect to go for a (probably low percentage) screaming winner, and happen to make it.

    I'd agree it can be over done and mildly annoying if it's every other point, although to be honest I can't remember a time where it was that extreme to the point where it was actually bothering me. If they just hit a big shot on a big point, I def. don't begrudge them some verbal celebration, just as I hope they wouldn't for me.
     
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    Hate in the WTA, they haven't earned it. Now when Hewitt or Federer does it - that's meaningful.
     
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    Yea, in league matches I'm usually saying "nice shot" about the same time someone might say it. Good for them on getting up for a point. It might just be a compliment to me that they had to work so hard to get a big point.

    But, if your down 1-6, 0-5... I'll probably giggle to myself and close you out.
     
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    Only when I'm riled up
     
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    i do it unconsciously as a reaction and its usually when i "force" a miss as opposed to an unforced error
     
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  19. Jonny S&V

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    I've seen just a few of your posts, and you're slowly working your way up the list of logical posters in my book. ;-)

    I personally only pump myself up when I hit a winner (especially backhands down the line) or force an error on an important point (like break point, set point, 30-30, etc...). I don't see the point in doing it every point, but that's what college tennis has become... Yelling "come on" after your opponent made a dumb error, especially double-faults (even if it won you the match) is just dirty pool in my book...
     
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    Yeah, I don't like a lot of noise from players during a match. I don't think of it as being necessarily unsportsmanlike ... just unnecessary. I used to talk to myself a lot on the court, especially when making stupid mistakes. Nobody ever said anything about it, but I thought about it and consciously broke the habit.

    The trend of "comeons" and grunts, especially the prolonged grunts and screams, is kind of annoying to me. I'm 65 and I don't need to do it ... and I hit the ball pretty hard. Some of it might actually be what I would call unsportsmanlike gamesmanship. But I have no way of knowing if that's the intention.

    I stopped watching several pro female tennis players because of all the screaming. :rolleyes:
     
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    I just hate come ons at an opponent error or excessive amounts of it. I feel it is fine when in a tight match to get pumped up, but you should never be disrespectful to your opponent or to the people around you. The biggest time it irks me is when they do it at an opponent or with the sole purpose of distracting or upsetting their opponent.

    I am a rather apathetic appearing perosn on a tennis court, but it belies how hard I will fight. While I don't get vocal during a match, small come ons from my opponent don't bother me.
     
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    I do it whenever i misshit, some times the ball comes off the strings okay and i end up hitting a good shot. Some times its a winning shot, but i do try to keep it in especially when i'm playing strangers. It's really weird when I'm playing doubles and i say shake my head in disgust when we lose the point after i should've poached a floater at the net, then they might think i'm getting on them for the ue.
     
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    Did you grow up in UK among zombies? :twisted:
     
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    I have a buddy that actually yells out "come on" when in the warm up if he hits a great shot ahaha! He's also over 40 so its quite hilarious. :)

    As far as doing it myself, I usually do a little of it to pump up my partner if he's down and all of a sudden makes a great shot. I would say it in singles tournaments if I'm in a heated match and its close, but other then that I usually say more self-deprecating and sarcastic things to myself like "move your feet fat boy" lol. I used to say it a lot when I played college tennis but that was part of the environment I thought.

    -Jon
     
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  25. mykoh

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    i like hitting myself over the head youzhny-style to motivate myself.
     
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    i do it when i lose a point (when i miss a shot or play a terrible shot to motivate myself).

    Not sure whether it's a good thing or not.

    I don't say anything when i make a good shot or win a point.
     
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  27. Ronaldo

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    28 years later, eh?
     
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    This is what I usually do (in a subtle fashion). If I do yell "Come on!", it's in a friendly match, and it's not in a serious manner. :)

    For real matches, I keep quiet and stay focused.
     
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    I guess I am different because if I say anything on the court, it is directed to myself. I never say anything to my opponent except "great shot" or something like that.
     
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  30. IA-SteveB

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    Yelling come on sounds funnier coming from the sand volleyball courts next to the tennis courts at the club. It's hilarious seeing Maverick and Goose kissing their biceps and yelling "come on" after a mediocre swing at the net.
     
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    I'm definitely guilty of "come on" shouts to pump myself up. I feel like I'm quite a bit stronger when my adrenaline is pumping, so I tend to do things to keep my energy levels high.

    Some people may not like it, but it makes me a better player and is well within the rules. Can't please everybody all the time.
     
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  32. Ronaldo

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    Come On is not enuff. Gotta Dougie, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKCZhKsXgVU&feature=fvst
     
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    In a big match if I win a point with a winner to consolidate a break or to take the set, I'll give a fist pump or maybe a "come on" or something.

    Maybe max twice a match, often none a match.

    Nothing wrong with it IMO and I've never been bothered by opponents doing it either.
     
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    I had an opponent so pumped up before a match that he yelled come on when I double faulted the first point of the match. It made me so flustered that I threw in a second double in a row that also rsulted in a come on. Wtf?
     
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    While it may have been rude, you can't blame your opponent when you mental toughness is a joke.
     
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  36. Ronaldo

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    Need to get pumped, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puGt55Z9Zv8&feature=related
     
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    Coincidentally I do use a supplement for increased energy when I play, and although it isn't the one you linked it also has a great name.

    Full Blown Extreme

    This stuff give me enough energy for my come-on's to be heard from blocks away. I feel somewhat guilty my sectional's match this morning was held at 8am in a residential neighborhood. I hope they liked waking up early on Sunday morning.
     
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    I was watching a champs level USTA event and there was this one girl who was yelling "RIGHT HERE" after every point.

    Even in the context of that match, I had no idea what she was talking about :|
     
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    If you have $250,000 riding on the outcome, I could understand it. For all of us amateurs who win absolutely nothing, it's ridiculous.
     
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    Yelling come'ons doesn't bother me as much as rec players who are cursing, dropping f'bombs every time they miss a shot.
     
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    sorry grandma
     
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    Almost as ridiculous as someone stepping out onto the court for a competitive match and not trying their best.

    I don't care if my matches are for prize money, league matches, or just a club tourny; when I step onto the court, I'm going to give it my all. I'm not going to apologize for wanting to perform at my best. I'm not going to apologize for actually caring about my results. And I'm certainly not going to apologize because somebodies mental game is too shoddy to overcome a "come on."

    I love how there are so many players complaining here when it is their own deficient mental game that is the problem.
     
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    When I play a league match, I bring my boom-box to the courts and play Tyga to get into the proper rhythm: http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/tyga-*****-betta-have-my-money-video.5302.html
     
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  45. goober

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    I am sure you set a fine example for the children and women on the courts next to you.
     
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    I just find it funny when an opponent yells out cmon after I DF or something. I can understand it if they have just hit a great winner, but on a DF, really?!? Doesn't bother me though, just amusing. Whatever floats their boat.
     
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  49. Ronaldo

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    Do not do this at the Senior Level. Guys go Bob Barker over whooping it up.
     
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    I wouldn't get your undies in too much of a bundle. Everyone has an opinion on the subject, so why try to make yours more important than someone elses? :)
     
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