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    What are some of the weirdest, strangest attitudes that you've seen?

    This is a good thread. I might have to tell some of the weirder stories/encounters I’ve faced. From players who refuse to leave the bench. To a guy who rolled around on the hot court in 95+ heat writhing in agony over his inability to get to a ball in time. Tennis brings out the kooks.
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    What are some of the weirdest, strangest attitudes that you've seen?

    Tennis is weird. That's all I can tell ya. But everyone has their own perspective. I've had people only hit with me once then avoid me. I've done the same to others who werent worth my time. When I first started I was fortunate that anyone would hit with me because I wasnt worth their time. And...
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    Service rules question...

    I’d rather they get the poach. They’re in a better position to do so. Let me stay super focused on my serve. They stay ready to cover any angle. Ignore the alley, the return aint going there, or at least, hasnt in months. I do like to S&V. But if Im playing with a good teammate, their...
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    Service rules question...

    True. I dont. I trust me. And I ask that my partner have faith in me as well. Considering that most 4.0 and lower players are just trying to hit their serves in & hard, Im not going to put the chess decisions in their hands. I havent come across any that actually have a real deep plan. And if...
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    Service rules question...

    I can hit my spots on command. But I wouldn’t leave that decision of where to go up to my teammate. I dont like putting my serve pattern in the hands of my teammate. They’re as easy to predict as anyone else. Often times I will be serving a certain way, to set a foundation in the opponents...
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    Was having issues playing on hard court

    I’ll pray for you.
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    Service rules question...

    It might seem like Im overthinking it. But when Im receiver, I take full mental note of all the cues a server gives. Most opponents have a ton of tells. Some, dead obvious. Considering my serve is a huge strength in my game, that allows me to compete against players way above my skill level...
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    Service rules question...

    And what is the league coordinator supposed to do? Their tactics are perfectly within the rules. I had a USTA official on our court. There was nothing he did or could do about the issues with my opponent repeatedly asking for the score during a serve. Yes, I seem to attract a lotta BS...
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    Service rules question...

    I do not find beauty in the ambiguity of rules. Not when they can & should be easily cleared up. From your interpretation of the rules (which seems accurate unless anyone else can claim otherwise) there is nothing to stop them from repeatedly raising their hand and interrupting my serve...
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    Service rules question...

    I understand all that. So then what is to stop my opponent (the receiver) from continually stopping me during my toss, for whatever halfcocked reason they make up? There doesn’t seem to be any clarification on when a score must be called or when the receiver can interrupt the server. That is...
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    Service rules question...

    So then what is stopping them from asking for clarification during my toss, after score was given long ago, and they showed ready? The grey area here is a problem. I’ve faced multiple opponents this year who exploited the ambiguity when they got into tough spots. Enough to heavily impact the...
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    Service rules question...

    Because technically, once they toss the ball, it’s in play, right? The way those rules are written, still leaves room for exploitation. I kinda think that once the server has gotten into position (started their ball dribbling, etc) the point has started. Score should be called before then...
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    Service rules question...

    Lemme ask this, since we’re sorta on the topic... Is it legal for a server to call score DURING their toss? I hope not. I dont think it should be legal. But I dunno. I would hope the rules designate the proper time to call score, so the receiver has time to think & challenge it (if necessary)...
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    Tips for playing in 100F+ heat

    That’s good advice. I’ve been thinking about how to provide some input on this thread without asking the person to make wholesale nutritional changes (which imo is the only answer to the OP’s question if maximum performance is the goal). Hacks such as extended rest on changeovers is a great...
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    Service rules question...

    For sure I peek. I dont want them knowing I looked and saw their shift. This enstills them more confidence in the direction they think my serve is going. And thus rewards my placement (over power) when I go the other direction. I dont know the opponents at all. But we were 90 minutes into...
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