I'm sorry this is so long - I need some advice from some of the more experienced players out there. I play in a Ladies 2.5 USTA League and I need to vent after playing the worst match ever. Between our opponents' continuous bad calls, their captain strolling onto the court during a point to tell them how to play the point, and non-stop sideline coaching by thier coach, we didn't stand a chance. After the third bad call in the second game (my partner was serving and we were up 1-0 games), I was so frustrated, I called them on the bad calls (in a nice way) just to let them know I knew what they were doing. A few games later (we were winning) their captain strolled onto our side of the court (I'm not kidding) , called them over, and proceeded to coach them. I told them they couldn't receive coaching during the match and it was distracting. They denied what they were doing but I heard them. We lost the first set 7-5. Despite the constant bad calls, we won the second set 6-2. Then the fun really began. We we're getting ready to start the 10 point tie-break when their coach called them over the court next to us and was coaching them, telling them how to play us, strategy, etc. (he was talking so loud we could hear every word). We were standing over to the side talking to our captain and another member of our team when I mentioned it was the worst match I have ever played. We went and told them that they could not receive coaching during the match (we even called our coach to confirm it). They said they could and ignored us. One of our opponents came over to me started yelling, screaming, waving arms, and pointing at me and said to me "You're a B****! And that we take the game way too seriously. I was horrified at her behavior and reminded her (in a civilized manner) that they were ones that brought their coach along. We started the tie-break (I was completely rattled) and were playing awesome. They kept winning points by calling all my serves out (I have a pretty good hard fast serve) because they could get their racquet on it - it was obvious to everyone else watching that th e serves were in by at least a foot. Well, all that cheating won them the match - they won the tie break 10-8. I guess they felt the only way to beat us was to cheat. This team has a history of being cheaters. Do we have any grounds for grievances against that team? We have to play them next season and hopefully try to stop it from happening again. Thank you !!!!!!