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Fuji 02-02-2013 06:35 PM

Thoughts on Warm Up Clothing during a match?
 
Hey all,

Figured I'd get your opinion here! Just sort of a funny situation I was talking about with some of my friends recently.

What's your opinion on an opponent who plays with warm up clothes on the entire match? Do you get offended, or do you just leave it alone? We know a very good player who doesn't take off his warm ups for a match, regardless of it's indoors, hot or cold, etc. Always wears a hoodie/jacket and sweats to play. Would you be offended by this type of behaviour?

Honestly, it doesn't bug me at all one bit, but we've noticed some people get quite upset when their opponents "don't even need to take off the sweater" to play. :razz:

Curious to hear your guys thoughts on this!

-Fuji

gmatheis 02-02-2013 06:48 PM

When I play mixed, I expect the women to play in a bra and panties and am very upset when they don't.

Ronaldo 02-02-2013 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by gmatheis (Post 7187717)
When I play mixed, I expect the women to play in a bra and panties and am very upset when they don't.

Lucky to have a partner play in a sports bra. He needed one.

SwankPeRFection 02-02-2013 07:18 PM

What is warm and cold to you is not warm and cold to someone else. Think about that. Let players play in what they want.

Fuji 02-02-2013 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by SwankPeRFection (Post 7187760)
What is warm and cold to you is not warm and cold to someone else. Think about that. Let players play in what they want.

Oh I totally agree with you. How this came about is sort of a funny story. Mate was playing a match, and left his sweater on because it was cold indoors, and his opponent got pretty snarky with comments regarding how he didn't have to even take off his sweater to beat him, or something along those lines. Just funny how people get it into their heads that it's a sign of dominance or something. :razz:

-Fuji

dizzlmcwizzl 02-02-2013 07:35 PM

Me personally, In cool weather I will start in sweats ... but eventually I will play in shorts and a t-shirt (long sleeve if it is really cold).

I had a friend that grew up on the shores of lake Erie and he would play in any weather often times wearing a jacket and gloves. That really upsets someone if you get beaten by a guy wearing snow shoveling gloves.

dcdoorknob 02-02-2013 07:45 PM

Heh, if I saw a guy play in sweats all match during the summer in Mississippi, I wouldn't be offended, but I would certainly be concerned about his health (both mental and physical).

slowfox 02-02-2013 09:18 PM

I know a guy who wears warm up pants all the time. Some folks find it odd, but he doesn't seem to care. What I find funny is when some guy wears short shorts, like the 70s 80s styles. Funny cuz I didn't know those tennis shorts were still being made.

NLBwell 02-02-2013 09:58 PM

I wouldn't have even noticed what the other guy was wearing.

I did keep my warmup pants on one time in 90+ degree weather in Houston. The buttof my shorts tore open just before the match, so I couldn't take them off. Unfortunately, I lost at the end of a long 3rd set when I got very tired.

I have some short shorts, and they were made in the 70's or 80's.

North 02-03-2013 03:47 AM

It never occurred to me to even think about something like that lol. Now that you ask, though, I couldn't care less & it's really none of my business anyway.

spot 02-03-2013 05:12 AM

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What's your opinion on an opponent who plays with warm up clothes on the entire match? Do you get offended
I don't even understand the question... how on earth could someone get offended by that!?

ollinger 02-03-2013 05:45 AM

^ yes, the question makes no sense whatsoever. Offended by someone else's thermal needs???

Cindysphinx 02-03-2013 05:52 AM

Guys are just way too concerned about what the other guys are wearing.

"OMG, I can't believe he actually wore *that*. Plaids, stripes *and* argyle? I think I'm going to vomit."

"Did you see Steve's mom jeans? He has, like, no butt at all. Gross!"

"Bob showed up wearing the same tie I was wearing. And he knew I was planning to wear that tie for months. I had to spend the whole night avoiding him!"

Men are adorable!

Ronaldo 02-03-2013 06:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Cindysphinx (Post 7188267)
Guys are just way too concerned about what the other guys are wearing.

"OMG, I can't believe he actually wore *that*. Plaids, stripes *and* argyle? I think I'm going to vomit."

"Did you see Steve's mom jeans? He has, like, no butt at all. Gross!"

"Bob showed up wearing the same tie I was wearing. And he knew I was planning to wear that tie for months. I had to spend the whole night avoiding him!"

Men are adorable!

Played dubs with a guy who wore a wool sportcoat and pants w/black racquetball shoes everyday during the fall. Adorable, eh?

stapletonj 02-03-2013 06:25 AM

Well, poo...
I thought this was going to be a thread on what you wore to play in in cold weather.

Fuji 02-03-2013 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by spot (Post 7188199)
I don't even understand the question... how on earth could someone get offended by that!?

I'm glad to see you guys get how ridiculous this sounded when we were told the story! Hahaha! At least I'm not alone!

-Fuji

gmatheis 02-03-2013 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cindysphinx (Post 7188267)
Guys are just way too concerned about what the other guys are wearing.

"OMG, I can't believe he actually wore *that*. Plaids, stripes *and* argyle? I think I'm going to vomit."

"Did you see Steve's mom jeans? He has, like, no butt at all. Gross!"

"Bob showed up wearing the same tie I was wearing. And he knew I was planning to wear that tie for months. I had to spend the whole night avoiding him!"

Men are adorable!

The only men like this hang out at the Blue Oyster Bar

SwankPeRFection 02-03-2013 07:37 AM

This kind of goes along the lines of if someone shows up dresses like Federer and has his equipment as well, but obviously can't play like him.

Bottom line is this. Wear what you want, play with what you want, play however you want. If anyone judges you, tell them to f o. ;)

Chances are good they've got something that they use because a pro uses it somewhere down the line as well, so who's the pot calling the kettle black now?


As for me, I keep my long pants on as well as a long sleeve shirt when the temps are under 50 out. Anything like that and even if I'm hot, I leave them on because if I take them off, my muscles would eventually get cold due to wind/whatever. Either way, if you're wearing perf materials you shouldn't be dripping wet anyway, even if you're warm. It's better to be warm and not pull something than to be cold and pull a muscle. Yes, it can happen... and very easily in the winter times.

slowfox 02-03-2013 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cindysphinx (Post 7188267)
Guys (Girls) are just way too concerned about what the other guys (girls) are wearing.

"OMG, I can't believe he (she) actually wore *that*. Plaids, stripes *and* argyle? I think I'm going to vomit."

"Did you see Steve's (Susie's) mom jeans? He (She) has, like, no butt at all. Gross!"

"Bob (Jen) showed up wearing the same tie (shoes) I was wearing. And he (she) knew I was planning to wear that tie (those shoes) for months. I had to spend the whole night avoiding him (her)!"

Men (Women) are adorable!

Bolded text by me.
Cuts both ways... :)

Relinquis 02-03-2013 11:44 AM

hilarious thread!

if the guys find it offensive, they're not paying enough attention to their own game. there is nothing offensive about this.

i sometimes wear a sweater or jacket and shorts if i'm playing in the cold (rarely happens). Usually take it off after the first set, or a few games once i warm up.


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