Originally Posted by Number1Coach
I hear what your saying and it sounds like the right way to go but nothing ever gets done especially when the match is happing "right now" so waiting on a paper trail of a kid who has a reputation should be dealt with "right away" . So let your racket and ball do the talking .
NOT TRUE AT ALL.
I witness terrible cheating at a recent match,
where the boy was unable to get a ref to watch more than two points.
Neither boys were my kids, both were from my section.
The mother of the cheated boy alerted the TD.
In addition, I pointed it out to the TD on how that ball was in, and called out, etc.
The cheating was on a scale that one rarely see.
(TD's desk was near the court, so this was easy).
I then put it in writing to the sectional and national office.
The boy who cheated is now serving a suspension in his section.
SO, CREATING A PAPER TRAIL ( EMAIL) AT THE SECTIONAL AND NATIONAL OFFICE IS KEY TO STOP THESE KIDS FROM CHEATING OTHER KIDS, AND MAYBE YOUR KID TOO IN SOME FUTURE MATCH.
I have said it before, become friends with your sectional head.
They do want to hear what is going on....
If I am at a good tournament, I let them know, and visa-versa.
At this point, however, my sectional head said only to call with the problems.