Originally Posted by tennis5
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.
We had a problem with a parent talking trash to my kid at the tourny director was right there "he did nothing" so the following weekend made a phone call had 3 of the biggest ,hard friends of mine show up I walked up to the parent told my boys "this guy says one thing to my kid put him in the hospital" I proceeded to shake the parents hand and said "lets watch the kids play"
The parent behaved very nicely with just a warning .
My child won all were happy and from there on out that parent showed the utmost respect for us .