Biggest Pet Peeve in Tennis?

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  1. nytennisaddict

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    lol, it's ok to admit you don't know how to do mini tennis... we still love you.
     
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  2. nytennisaddict

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    "first one in" is for 3.5 and lower.
    and if someone insists on "first one in", when i want to do practice serves, i intentionally hit 10 serves, out, into the ad box, for practice.
     
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  3. S&V-not_dead_yet

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    Yup: I'm not going to tear my rotator cuff because the other team wants to save a few minutes of serve warmup.
     
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  4. TimeToPlaySets

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    I actually compliment the opponent's net cord shot.
    "Great shot" It was more good than bad.
     
  5. TimeToPlaySets

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    You correctly identified that this is a strategy, not a bad habit.

    A corollary to this is, before a new point, to return a ball to the server in an errant manner, so the server has to go chase down the ball.
    This creates a double benefit of the server expending extra energy, while the returner gets additional rest.

    If I am really tired, I will hit the ball over the fence, for an extended delay.

    :p
     
  6. 5sets

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    ********* 3.5 rec players who come out in packs of 6 or 7 and claim 2 or 3 public courts, making sure they rotate hitting partners every 15 minutes so therefore the hour long waiting rule doesn't apply to them, or it does, they just hold their ground and make nice people give up and drive to another park.

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  7. tennis tom

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    Yep, it also happens at private clubs that are mostly unsupervised nowadays, in the interest of job creation. It's a minor form of mob-rule coinciding with the degradation of the general kulture. I grew up near a beautiful park that has four courts and a children's playground. There was a supervisor, who could be called on to arbitrate such disputes. His or her presence in the little office, was enough to ensure fair play, law and order, and deter vandalism. This supervisor was usually a P.E major from a near-by college on the football team or a recreation major. These jobs no-longer exist and the public's property is subject to being a no man's land of anarchy and crime where decent people mostly fear to tread. If there is a supervisor anymore, he's a political appointee given a job in return for helping get the vote out or a nepotism appointee. The bathrooms at these facilities are vandalized and if usable are made of stainless steel as in prison's, but the prison bathrooms are cleaner. "Nice" people at private clubs also screw their fellow members out of courts by moving over to the next challenge court after playing a set, leaving the lone person waiting to have no one to play with. Or at clubs, such posses will make multiple court reservations under different names to keep playing when by the rules they are not supposed to play two sessions in a row. This is due to club owners who are too cheap to maintain a monitor to ensure fair-play. Is it any wonder that tennis is in a major decline, with many empty courts, when strangers trying to break into the game are greeted with such unwelcoming behavior by the selfish four who only care about themselves--end of rant--Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah.
     
  8. winchestervatennis

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    And i bet those 4 start with mini tennis
     
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  9. NuBas

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    I have learned to tolerate some things but still have peeves. At the moment some I can think of are:

    1. Blatant cheating whether singles or doubles, opponent or my own partner. Some people just cannot lose.
    2. Quite rare but a guy I used to play with was clearly well off but never ever came with new/decent balls ever
     
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  10. TennisDawg

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    People that say they wanna play, sometime but have no intention of playing at all. Basically, insincere people.
     
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    People that say they wanna play, sometime but have no intention of playing at all. Basically, insincere people.
     
  12. 5sets

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    Or they're a lot better than you and saying that to be polite.

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    Or they're a lot better than you and saying that to be polite.

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    Or, they’re not as good as me and afraid to get beat. Do you have a problem jumping to conclusions? What I’m talking about is people that say “let’s play sometime” but are never available. That’s my pet peeve!
     
  15. 5sets

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    Ha, chillax. Sounds like a hot girl giving you a fake phone number. "Oh you play tennis too, sure, let's hit sometime" errrrr...Not! lmao

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  16. TennisDawg

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    Lol
     
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    Lol
     
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    Lol
     
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    Lol
     
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    Sorry for multiple replies.
    Never had that happen,
    Strange.
     
  21. gmatheis

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    my new tennis pet peeve is people that resurrect posts from 4 years ago :)
     
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    More accurately it's starting warmups at the service line rather than the baseline.

    now who's pet peeve is people who make minor corrections to what other people say ?
     
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    FTFY
     
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  24. tennis tom

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    In my parts though, all the mini-tennis'ers position closer to the net then to the service line--I presume the distance closer to the net and ear shot to the opponents, is dependent on how juicy the gossip is about the club holiday party, or who's sleeping with the club pro this week. If they did their mini-tennis from the service line at least that would be practicing from a useful area of the court--being tight to the net, you either angle it off for a winner or shank it.
     
  25. Moonarse

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    My biggest Pet Peeve is when I'm gonna make a hitting session with someone (not a match, just practice exchanging balls) and the fellah doesn't give a shait about the Mini Tennis Warm Up. Doesn't concentrate at all as if our hitting session hasn't started yet and can't fkn keep 3 consecutive balls inside the service box, Missing both long and short like it has nothing to do with what we are doing next and just wants to go to the baseline as soon as possible.

    In my experience, the Mini Tennis Warm-up is a faithful indicative for if the hitting session is going to be good or if it simply will not gonna work.

    Even with the same hitting partners, if we concentrate on the serve box exchange and it flows, we are definitely going to have an amazing hitting session. When I'm the one that do not feel or concentrate while "minitennising", normally I fark up the session.

    PLEASE FOCUS WHILE MINITENNISING!!!!
     
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  26. tennis tom

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    Sorry, but not my experience, maybe it works for you though. Yesterday I was trying to warm-up with our club pro, a lady off the tour, and tried mini-tennis just to multi-task, and chat to catch up on the news. I hit like your "shait". Normally I can hit 500 in a row without missing--but that's after I've warmed-up from the baseline. For me, having tight muscles, I need the greater range of motion to warm-up my limbs that hitting from the baseline offers me. Mini-tennis requires finer foot work and smaller strokes that don't get me properly warmed-up. Your results may differ whether you are fast or slow twitch.
     
  27. Moonarse

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    I feel you. Maybe we work on a different way. I tend to play on the RHS and rely on the bite, sometimes overbrushing the ball, so for me, the fast spinny paceless mini tennis ball is a must for me to calibrate. I presume you must have strong longer more paced strokes.

    For my game, my "Mini Tennis Performance" seems to be an indicator if I'm on a good or a bad day. And so for most of my friends. I'd say that 90% of the times that we couldn't dial on the mini tennis exchange, went on to be a completely wasted hitting session.

    On the other hand, I cant remember one session that we "dialed" at mini that has not leaded to an amazing controlled full of pace hitting session.

    Actually the best hitting session I had this year happened to be the one with the best mini Tennis warm up.
     
  28. tennis tom

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    Yes, I have tight muscles, loop strokes, and Eastern FH & BH grips.
     
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    FIFY

    :)
     

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