Originally Posted by ghssf
I am playing in my first NTRP tournament this weekend (4.0) and not exactly sure how these go or what to expect.
So i was wondering if there are etiquette-type things that first-timers do or don't do that bother you so I can avoid common newbie mistakes.
Someone should give you a prize, this is the most polite and thoughtful post I've seen on these boards in ages!
For me at a tournament, I'd only be annoyed with someone else / an opponent if they:
b. Arrived late
c. Didn't come prepared and asked me to borrow something major
d. Grunted like screamapova
e. Walked onto my court mid-point to get a ball
Yup, I think that covers it. In reality, the last tournament I played the only people I found annoying in any way were the horrid parents of some of the juniors!