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BabblingPsychopath 01-26-2013 10:48 AM

Got double bageled today. Feel like I never wanna play again
 
How humiliating. Double bageled in 48 minutes, including a 15 minute warmup.

My partner and I maybe scored 10 points. It seemed every ball the other team hit was a winner.

How long will the feeling that I never want to play again last?

axel89 01-26-2013 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by BabblingPsychopath (Post 7167623)
How humiliating. Double bageled in 48 minutes, including a 15 minute warmup.

My partner and I maybe scored 10 points. It seemed every ball the other team hit was a winner.

How long will the feeling that I never want to play again last?

lol u got double bageled in doubles

slowfox 01-26-2013 11:06 AM

It's just a game. Take your ego out of it. Enjoy a nice meal today. Spend quality time with your loved ones. Play tennis again soon.

jdubbs 01-26-2013 11:31 AM

Tennis is not for everyone. You have to deal with a ton of losing. Just the way it is.
Man up.

NadalDramaQueen 01-26-2013 11:50 AM

That's funny, my partner and I double bageled a couple of clowns today. They gave us nothing but sitters that we relentlessly pounded for easy winners.

Near the end, we tried to give them a few games, but they were so bad that they lost those as well.

Say Chi Sin Lo 01-26-2013 11:50 AM

Hey at least you can sort of "blame" the bagels on your partner. :) (Just kidding, don't do that.)

And wait until you get double bageled in singles, you may not want to live. Haha.

Say Chi Sin Lo 01-26-2013 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by NadalDramaQueen (Post 7167778)
That's funny, my partner and I double bageled a couple of clowns today. They gave us nothing but sitters that we relentlessly pounded for easy winners.

Near the end, we tried to give them a few games, but they were so bad that they lost those as well.

I don't know if I want to give away games (again). I've done it a few times, but on one occasion, I was up 5-0 so I gave away the 6th game. And the dude came back to win the set 7-6 :(.

It's hard to control the scoreboard.

pc1 01-26-2013 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Say Chi Sin Lo (Post 7167788)
I don't know if I want to give away games (again). I've done it a few times, but on one occasion, I was up 5-0 so I gave away the 6th game. And the dude came back to win the set 7-6 :(.

It's hard to control the scoreboard.

Getting beaten badly is just a part of tennis. Did you feel that you and your partner played well below your normal level of play? If so just chalk it up as a bad set. If not you can use it as motivation to beat them next time. Maybe the both of you can figure out another way to play them.

Heck Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and Federer all have been beaten badly at time. What should you guys be different?

NadalDramaQueen 01-26-2013 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Say Chi Sin Lo (Post 7167788)
I don't know if I want to give away games (again). I've done it a few times, but on one occasion, I was up 5-0 so I gave away the 6th game. And the dude came back to win the set 7-6 :(.

It's hard to control the scoreboard.

Yeah, but these guys were so bad that we were sure we would take the set and the match. Hey OP, it looks like we are from the same area. ;)

IA-SteveB 01-26-2013 01:22 PM

The feeling will last for 24 hours. You have to be resilient to enjoy the sport.

N23 01-26-2013 01:56 PM

The feeling will last about 10 seconds. Shake their hands, pack up your gear, and head to the club house. Got beat by a better team or a team that found every single shot go their way. Move on. Trust me. It only counts as one loss.

Remember the women's tennis player that lost the "Golden Set?" Didn't win a SINGLE point in the set? Neither did I. Sometimes the grass is definitely greener on the other side.

NadalDramaQueen 01-26-2013 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by pc1 (Post 7167811)
Getting beaten badly is just a part of tennis. Did you feel that you and your partner played well below your normal level of play? If so just chalk it up as a bad set. If not you can use it as motivation to beat them next time. Maybe the both of you can figure out another way to play them.

Heck Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and Federer all have been beaten badly at time. What should you guys be different?

In all seriousness, if you are playing at the rec level, there are many people in the world who could bagel you. Maybe they were sandbaggers, or maybe they were just much better players.

The only real issue is if you felt that they were on or near your level, yet still got thoroughly out played. That is when you need to go to the drawing board.

North 01-26-2013 02:18 PM

Fix whatever you could have done better. If you played your best, forget about it. Be grateful you are healthy enough to play. Spend time with your spouse/SO, hug your kids.

If this is the worst thing that happens to you all year, that's not so bad. Kind of puts things in perspective. Keep playing & have fun at it.

JoelDali 01-26-2013 02:50 PM

More Basalt. Need more Basalt. More feel.

Buford T Justice 01-26-2013 03:14 PM

Take up baseball to gain an alternate perspective!

I have a mens league baseball team and also play tennis.

In baseball, you are going to most definitely become accustomed to losing when at the plate. If you "win" only 30 or 40% of the time, youll be a legend!

HRB 01-26-2013 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by BabblingPsychopath (Post 7167623)
How humiliating. Double bageled in 48 minutes, including a 15 minute warmup.

My partner and I maybe scored 10 points. It seemed every ball the other team hit was a winner.

How long will the feeling that I never want to play again last?

I guess as long as it takes you to stop being a whiny crybaby...get over it beyotch!

Buford T Justice 01-26-2013 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Buford T Justice (Post 7168374)
Take up baseball to gain an alternate perspective!

I have a mens league baseball team and also play tennis.

In baseball, you are going to most definitely become accustomed to losing when at the plate. If you "win" only 30 or 40% of the time, youll be a legend!

As I re-read this, it sounded flippant.

I didnt mean to come across as such....merely to point out that, in many other sports, losing, and losing very very frequently (almost to the point of it being "normal"), is expected. So, you can take solace in this...it happens all the time.

And, I seriously doubt there is a single person on this board who hasnt been double bageled before. If someone could try make that claim, then it would be very obvious that they are only playing with people well below their level.

Buford T Justice 01-26-2013 03:57 PM

Also...another thing that usually gets forgotten is that tennis scoring exagerates differences.

Example---

If one were to win only 50% of all points played, and therefore be considered "equal" with their opponent in any other more simple scoring structure, one could still win the set 6-0.

So, getting bageled doesnt always mean that the opponent was many many times better. It can mean that the opponent just won the "correct" points. We all know that, in tennis, all points are not created equal.

Mongolmike 01-26-2013 04:39 PM

I got beat in singles 6-1 today by a guy 1.0 NTRP grade higher than me. I was very happy about it.

(Then we had time to play a bit longer and we were at 2-2 when we stopped. I was even happier! At that rate if we woulda played for another 4-5 hours I think I woulda eventually bageled HIM! Just kidding....)

Buford T Justice 01-26-2013 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Mongolmike (Post 7168544)
I got beat in singles 6-1 today by a guy 1.0 NTRP grade higher than me. I was very happy about it.
)

Yes! I know the feeling. A couple of years ago I got lucky and was able to play a set with a guy who actually had a couple of ATP points in his previous tennis life (about five years prior).

I lost 6-2 and was flippin tickled pink. There is no way i could have played any better and i doubt Ive ever played as well since. The only way I could win any points, which I very quickly learned, was by recklessly charging the net at every opportunity. Trading ground strokes was an exercise in utter futility. There was no way I was going to hit a winner on him as he could track everything down and send it back with interest.

I am also 100000% sure that a second set and any others would have been bagels. I just had nothing left in the tank after one set like that.


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