At last weekend's Texas Zone Area Tournament (ZAT) 12 boys, I saw some appalling behavior from the junior that leads me to ask - Why does tennis bring out the worst in people? 1) 3 different kids crying, sobbing, after losing an early-round match. 2) Parents coaching from the stands against the rules. One dad was yelling at the opponent, an 11yr old boy, for calling a ball out after 2 rallies had passed. The opponent broke down, sat on the court and cried while his kid just stood around. Went on for 10mins until he regained his composure and continued. The yelling dad was unapologetic. 3) Kid arguing with the official about a line call. I saw it was clearly in by 1 foot, kid kept arguing was out. Official stood his ground. Kid lost the match 2 point later and cussed out the official in spanish, shook his fist and stormed off the court. His dad patted him on the back. 4) Dads standing behind the back fence secretly coaching their kids. Parents.... what are you teaching your kids?