Originally Posted by topdog123
I often take tennis lessons and then I want to go and practice on my ball machine for a couple of hours.
Today I was playing and a couple walked up and was wanting to play. I had been playing about 45 minutes, but I needed to practice about another 45 minutes to an hour to get all of the reps I have to get in after taking the tennis lesson.
How much time should I have taken to continue playing in that situation? (I should probably note, that I offered them directions to other courts that were pretty close, if they didn't want to wait).
What if someone walks up and I'm playing doubles or singles?
Just one court? I don't know if there is a right/wrong answer. Everyone has the "right" to court time with first come being most important criteria. I'd have probably told them I'd be off in 15 minutes and given them directions to other courts - hoping they'd leave. If they stayed I'd have gritted my teeth and packed up after the hopper was done.... I couldn't hit by myself with others waiting.