How to deal with cheaters and psych artists.

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by kiteboard, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. kiteboard

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    Just joking. For most it's not stealing but just that they are wrong. For some, it is, and they know exactly what they are doing. To all the thieves out there: who know what they are doing: what goes around comes around, and any misery caused by it is heading back your way one way or another. Only got into one fight, and that was 30 years ago, and that guy did go to the hospital with his face split open 8" long with one punch. So no, I don't crack skulls, just exaggerating for effect.

    When I am facing a cheater, the worst I will do is let him know he's a cheat. They don't like that.

    Their motto is cheat to win, win at all costs.
     
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  2. Monte Carlo

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    Wow. Interesting to everyones ways of dealing with this in the comments.

    I recently had to play this guy in my league whom I won to 6-2. I played him again today and boy.. I could tell he really wanted to get his revenge. This guy really can't run and has a nonexistent backhand so I tried to attack the sides of the court, and no surprise here.. he started hooking me on some sketchy line calls on the side lines and base line. I sort of let it go and gave him the benefit of the doubt for i was playing really bad myself and was down 1-3. Ive came back before i and i knew i could do it again so remaining patient and calm is really the best thing you can do in this sort of situation. My strings snapped and i brought out the backup and it was a turning point for me. I felt miserable at first ("how the **** is this happening he's usually an easy win") but things actually went really well from there. . I started moving my feet around a lot more (especially on his second serves) and i guess he got intimidated and choked. Rather than risking a bs call on the lines i mixed in some slices and some drop shots (this guy really can't run) and it was just amazing to see the frustration build up on his face. He couldn't hook me on line calls anymore and mixing the pace up made him mentally snap. I came back to win it 6-3.

    Another tactic i use is saying "NO" loudly and slowly while i look the guy in the eye if he hooks me on a ball that was clearly 3 inches in. Then i usually ask for a replay of the point and he really can't do anything about it since he knows he's dead wrong. Usually gets him mentally weak and he ends up double faulting on the replay of the point :)
     
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  3. lots of good advice in here with dealing with those cheaters out there on court. best thing you can do is just play within yourself. take a huge deep and slow breath and realize that you are the better player and you CAN out play them. I do agree that the higher the NTRP you go the more respectable the players are and you don't have to worry about the BS cheaters. it all just comes down to pure skill once you get above 5.0 or 5.5. lot of cheats in the 4.0 - 4.5 range however which most players fall under including me.
     
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  4. chikoo

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    I know that. I called it the Ozzie style of winning. Compliment more than your opponent is worthy of. He will self immolate.
     
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  5. chikoo

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    I was a big / huge fan of Lendl. This video just made me a huger fan. I can see where Federer learnt his new OHBH.
    I can also see him picking up the other shot for a rowdy player...maybe kyrgios.
     
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