As established in a previous "sandbagging" thread, I suck pretty bad at tennis. This is best manifested in my double faults. My headgame is pretty weak, so I bounce the ball quite a bit at the line, to clear my head and focus. Today in a ladder match, my opponent complained on the switchover. He started by straight-up saying "you're really starting to annoy me." When I inquired what exactly was annoying him, he said "you bounce the ball too much. 14 bounces is too much. They would penalize you at a tournament for taking too much time." I informed him that I had 25 seconds between points (wrong, it's actually 20) but because we clear our own balls, it just had to be "reasonable." I said I have never timed my bounce routine, but I was pretty sure I was way south of the time limit. I also said that the officials at nationals never said a word, I did the same routine in front of multiple roving judges. I also bounce the ball 11 times, I know my own routine, but he insisted it was 14 bounces. At first, it did mess with my head a little and created some mental chatter when I was at the service line. Then I just shook it off, went back to what I usually do, and beat him soundly. We talked more after the match, and he also took umbrage with the fact I do my routine before both the 1st and 2nd serves. He felt that was totally unnecessary. When I got home, I timed my routine. Less than 10 seconds. So, what gives? Can you call a time violation on your opponent when they are serving? I would think not. I always play to the pace of the server when I am receiving. I've never had anyone complain before. Maybe he was just mad that I aced him after lulling him to sleep with my bounces?