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Old 06-27-2013, 02:07 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Cindysphinx View Post
During the handshake at the net, one opponent said to the singles player: "Keep working on it. You'll be really good someday."
The other opponent chimed in: "Yeah, we really targeted you."
That sounds like an encouragement to me.
We are talking here about a player who doesn't really get doubles right?
So it sounds to me they think she has potential but it has not come out yet.

Originally Posted by Cindysphinx View Post
Nobody likes middling rec players who have never coached a day in their lives who hand out unsolicited (and sometimes incorrect) advice.
That has never bothered me, if someone has good intentions to help me in anyway I thank them.
Now whether I think their advice make any sense is another thing and I typically keep that to myself.

But why dislike it when someone genuinely tries to help?

I don't know, looks like the only people who would be bothered by this would be the ones who know their shortcomings and hate to be reminded of them, or those who do not like to hear commentary on their play from people they perceive to be lower ranked.

Last edited by newpball; 06-27-2013 at 02:15 PM.
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