Originally Posted by kme5150
This topic always reminds me of when my son was playing a tournament and at every change over the guy sitting next to me would talk to the guy sitting next to him in Spanish. Little did I know that he was actually coaching his son who was sitting in the chair right in front of him. With every change over this guy would start talking to his buddy louder and louder, almost yelling at him. There were even times during the match that I had to ask the guy to keep it down because the boys were playing. My son beat the player 0&0. After the match my son told the dad, in Spanish, that if he was going to coach his son, he should make sure the other guy doesn't know Spanish. The look on all of their faces was priceless. We laugh about it now but at the time it wasn't very funny.
as a coach of juniors and a parent of a tournament junior (I won't coach my own kids) I just want to say this post made my day.
just fantastic, I would have LOVED to be there for that!
lost count of the number of times I have seen a parent calling out to their kids in something I don't speak...