Is it rude to say "Come On" after a point?

TagUrIt

Professional
Just wondering what the rest the board thought about this. I know some of the pros say it, they even say it in different languages "Davay"- Russian, "Pome" Slovakian, etc. You get the idea. Does anyone else yell after winning a good point or a good serve/ace? Is it bad sportsmanship to the opponent?
 

Steady Eddy

Hall of Fame
I try not to yell. Recently after I shanked one, an obscenity came out before I had a chance to think. Embarrassing.
 
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MLRoy

Hall of Fame
It depends how it's done. Some seem to direct it at the opponent. Psychological warfare. I can think of at least one famous "slammer" who often accompanies her ( ( ( "COME ON!" ) ) )'s with a fist shaking in her opponent's direction. Not just "rude" but nasty. But if it's a "I'm losing and I need something to pump me up and maybe salvage this", how can you begrudge them that?
 

Chadalina

Hall of Fame
I laugh because i get lucky. You should never judge your tennis as good or bad, going to win many points and lose almost the same. Dont get too excited over one :)

Just dont make eye contact while saying "come on", look like an ocd kid talking to himself in spanish (vamos!!) :p
 

MLRoy

Hall of Fame
I try not to yell. Recently after I shanked one, and obscenity came out before I had a chance to think. Embarrassing.
I remember watching BJK play against Maria Bueno in 1977 at Wimbledon, on HBO. The very first point of the match, King shanked a ball that hit her baseline and, with the Queen of England sitting directly over her, yelled "FLICK!" at the top of her lungs. And neither appeared the least bit embarrassed.
 

TagUrIt

Professional
I ask because I am a passionate player. Not in an obnoxious way, more competitive than anything. If you’ve seen any of my posts I’m all about good sportsmanship. During a doubles match last night (I was serving) my partner and I came back from Love-40 to tie at deuce and then to get ad in. I was serving my second serve and instead of hitting a safe kick serve, I went for it and sent a 100mph flat serve right down the T for an ace and the win. I yelled “Come On”.

I do yell “Come on” at times during a match, but more to myself, never directed at my opponent.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
Just wondering what the rest the board thought about this. I know some of the pros say it, they even say it in different languages "Davay"- Russian, "Pome" Slovakian, etc. You get the idea. Does anyone else yell after winning a good point or a good serve/ace? Is it bad sportsmanship to the opponent?
Grow your biceps and try “Vamos”
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
If you're trying to tell YOURSELF something, there's no real need to do it aloud. Yes, it's rude. Exhort yourself silently.
 

mmk

Hall of Fame
I've never understood "come on" after winning a point. When I do say it, to myself, it is after losing a point.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
Well it's time to get more specific in Comeonology:
A la Hewitt, it's disgusting.
Come on's should not be abused, at almost every point, it's rude
They should come in important and hardly fought points.
 

MajesticMoose

Hall of Fame
Depends on the moment of the match. If it's a blowout match then no. If it's close and very competitive and things are going back and forth then yes.

Ex. You've lost the 1st set and you're in a 2nd set tiebreak. You're up 6-5 and have set point. They're serving and you crack a return winner to close the set. A "c'mon" is absolutely necessary!
 

hollywood9826

Hall of Fame
I have no problem with it in certain situations.

After a long rally that is won by a winner go for it. A clutch Ace or service winner, by all means.

But fist pumping and yelling after your opponent makes a unforced error..... Come on Man
 
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Deleted member 754093

Guest
I think it’s stupid and makes you look like a dick. If anything, the only time I’ll say it will be muttering “come on you moron, don’t be a ****ing idiot” under my breath
 

Mongolmike

Hall of Fame
I had to laugh the other day... playing next to a court of nice, elderly ladies...I'd say they were all 60's, maybe late 50's. Low level play- 3.0 ish at best? Still and all, they were having a good match. At one point I overheard one say to the other, "COME ON, TOUGHEN UP!"

I dunno, I had to laugh. I turned to my partner, who had also heard it, and he said, "What does that even mean for them? What does that mean??"

You go girls!! Seek. Destroy. Go bake some cookies. In a tough manner. Arrrgghh.
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Is it bad sportsmanship to the opponent?
Unless you're playing on a private court somewhere, you should also realize that calling out is very rude to people on neighboring courts who may be in the middle of a point when you start shrieking.
 
As long as the point is over when it's said and it's not "in your face" to your opponent, it's fine.
The more advanced players do use it as a way to pump themselves up as well as mental gamesmanship simultaneously.
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
In and of itself, within reasonable limits, it is perfectly normal and within etiquette in most competitive tennis settings. All about context.
 

bobbything

Rookie
The last time I did it was about 6 years ago at Sectionals. Match was tied 5-5 in the third set tie-breaker. I chased down a lob in the corner, got around it, and hit a cross-court backhand winner from about 10 feet behind the baseline. It was the best shot I've ever hit. I had about a 1% chance of hitting it. I let out a pretty loud "come on."

If I ever hit that shot again, in that particular situation, I'd probably do it again.
 

IA-SteveB

Hall of Fame
I have never seen an adult yell "come on" but I may be in the minority. I hear it often when teens are playing but with adults it is just weird and childish. Just my opinion.
 

bobbything

Rookie
I have never seen an adult yell "come on" but I may be in the minority. I hear it often when teens are playing but with adults it is just weird and childish. Just my opinion.
I rarely see it at the adult level but every so often it happens. Never really anything egregious or disrespectful. It typically happens in a tight match at a crucial situation. I don't really think much of it. That said, with kids nowadays, it starts on the very first point and never stops. It's obnoxious.
 

ChaelAZ

Legend
Don't do it often, and only to myself if I do. Also try not to care what the other guys is doing cuz a lot of times they do thing just to try and play mental games


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