Originally Posted by chatt_town
I've ran across some that are just Aholes whether they are on or off the court. They are miserable and they are there to make you miserable. These are the ones that do things like won't warmup in a proper manner...hitting screaming winner forehands...drop shots...things of that nature...basically trying to win the warmup.
Then you have the drill sargeant type. Everything is straight up and down by the rules....15 minute time limit to show up...3 minute injury timeout..etc...
Then you have those that are just happy to be breathing and are just social. These people just enjoy the game and want to meet different people...maybe network for other reasons. So I am competitive but I don't take it that serious. I've been known to go have lunch with some folks that have just kicked my @$$ on the court. I really give everything while I'm out there but once it's over...I might spend 2 minutes on the court ticked about it...but once I walk off the court I pretty much forget about it..win or lose. It's just not that serious.
The guys who want to win the warmup that way are just tedious, but I'm a tad confuse as to how to handle the plain screamers/noise makers (especially from nearby courts, since I have good peripheral vision also and everything is a distraction)
I would drive nuts the drill sergeants with my many tosses (sometimes over the 20 seconds limit)
If I'm beaten fair and square, I'm like you, just congratulate the guy and happy for the experience, but if I lose to an ahole, then it's a different story (hey, even if he just plays destructive tennis is enough to spoil my appetite for his company).