This is why I've stopped competing. I have enough stress in my life and I don't need to get into fights with jerks about some meaningless match in the grand scheme of things. We're not even playing for money.
My last experience was playing a heavy top spin, clay court specialist with extreme grips who wins his matches because he gets the ball back and is in excellent shape. We played two games on clay for about 25 minutes. At the end of it, I went to get my towell and was towelling off without drinking or sitting down when he told me: "this is no time for a break!" I looked at him and said, "are you going to count the seconds? I'm just here to have fun." When I walked up to the line to serve, he turned around and his back was facing me. I picked up my things and left. This guy has a reputation in my neck of the woods for being an ***. I told him that while leaving and he walked up to the fence and grabbed his genitals like a monkey in a zoo.
So, he constantly gets into insane fights over line calls (he frequently walks to the other side to check marks...I thought that was against the rules...can somebody verify?), and was many times very close to getting into fist fights with people. I'm not a soccer hooligan.
I don't need this hassle in my life.
Last edited by TheCanadian; 02-05-2013 at 08:33 AM.