Number 1 Thing Left On Tennis Courts

Number 1 Thing People Leave Behind At Our Courts.

  • Caps

    Votes: 4 13.3%
  • Warmups

    Votes: 2 6.7%
  • Sunglasses

    Votes: 9 30.0%
  • Cellphones

    Votes: 2 6.7%
  • Racquets/Bags

    Votes: 2 6.7%
  • Personal towels

    Votes: 11 36.7%

  • Total voters
    30
  • Poll closed .

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
At my outdoor courts I'd say plastic - either tennis "cans" or water/drink bottles. The trash can is outside of the courts and I guess people can't bring their stuff out there when they leave.

I don't really recall people leaving stuff on the courts at my club.
 

r2473

Talk Tennis Guru
At my outdoor courts I'd say plastic - either tennis "cans" or water/drink bottles. The trash can is outside of the courts and I guess people can't bring their stuff out there when they leave.
This is true on any public courts I play on. Old balls too. I started keeping plastic grocery bags in my tennis bag so I can easily pick up the trash before I start playing. Just takes a minute or two.

I never see anything of value left on the courts.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
sureshs leaves cracks in the court after playing. He also has an out-of-body experience when he dials up his serve to 130mph...I don't know if he recollects the body when he returns to reality???
 

r2473

Talk Tennis Guru
Number 1 Thing Left On Tennis Courts
Based the "Adult League and Tournament Talk" section, I'd say people leave all petty "differences of opinion" they experienced with their opponents on the court and don't allow things like perceived bad line calls, gamesmanship, sandbagging, or rule breaking (footfaults) to make them in the least bit bitter.
 

Fifth Set

Professional
Definitely the paper cups provided by the club. The propensity of supposedly educated and high earning individuals to leave their garbage around is nauseating.

If you're talking about things left behind that are not just trash, I'm guessing vibration dampeners, jackets/sweaters and racquets, in that order. Presumably the racquets are typically left by kids in group lessons. There always seems to be one on the court when I come on after a kids' class - not sure why, but the last activity in many of the kids' classes seems to be without sticks.
 

Possum

Rookie
I also work at a tennis center...and our lost and found for clothing would put goodwill to shame. And most of the time it's high dollar stuff like Nike, Underarmor, and Adidas...and no one comes to claim the lost items...ever.
 

Mr.Lob

Legend
The front desk person came out last summer and said a lady had lost a diamond from her ring. Thought it was the clay court I was playing on. Couldn't find it.

Sunglasses mostly. Cellphone a couple of times.
 

jrs

Professional
I would say the tops from new can of balls. I usually pick them up if I see them - as they are sharp and lot of kids play at the courts. It's annoying as there are garbage cans at all the entrances to the courts.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I was so bad during a return to the game after several years off that the birds in the park were my biggest fans...trails of bagel and breadstick crumbs fed them for days until my next match.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
This is true on any public courts I play on. Old balls too. I started keeping plastic grocery bags in my tennis bag so I can easily pick up the trash before I start playing. Just takes a minute or two.

I never see anything of value left on the courts.
Least likely item left on our public courts.........used condom.
 

rk_sports

Hall of Fame
I work at a tennis club. Take a guess. Also what are some thing you've left on the courts.
I didn't take the poll as I'm not sure what is the #1 thing ppl leave behind...

If you asked what I left behind, it was a warmup jacket (and when I went back, it was gone)...
One friend left his Ray-Ban and other friend left his water bottle

So, what is it?
 
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