the rule on nonchalance

#1
I know this is bizarre but it came up a doubles match. I will admit I have quite a causal playing style especially at the net. This is mainly because I am not a great volleyer, so I will causally prod the ball at our opponents and hope they will miss. Plus I am a natural introvert, so I am not going to show allot of emotion the court.

Anyway there was a cross court exchange involving my partner and I admit I zoned out a bit. I even had the racket held by my side while at the net. So one of the players on the other team knocked the ball in my direction and I just stuck up the racket and prodded it past them.

This caused outrage from one of the opposition players, who accused me of nonchalance. I pointed out their was no rule about this and then he claimed it was unsporting. Honestly it was a bizarre exchange. I can understand if I was throwing match but we were winning at the time.
 
#2
I know this is bizarre but it came up a doubles match. I will admit I have quite a causal playing style especially at the net. This is mainly because I am not a great volleyer, so I will causally prod the ball at our opponents and hope they will miss. Plus I am a natural introvert, so I am not going to show allot of emotion the court.

Anyway there was a cross court exchange involving my partner and I admit I zoned out a bit. I even had the racket held by my side while at the net. So one of the players on the other team knocked the ball in my direction and I just stuck up the racket and prodded it past them.

This caused outrage from one of the opposition players, who accused me of nonchalance. I pointed out their was no rule about this and then he claimed it was unsporting. Honestly it was a bizarre exchange. I can understand if I was throwing match but we were winning at the time.
haha, that's the first time i heard of someone get mad for opponent not apologizing for a lucky shot.
sounds like he was already mad about losing, and was just looking for any outlet to vent.
that said, i always apologize for luck shots (shanks, most lines, anything reflex, etc...), where i know my opponent had the upper hand, and i got lucky with a low percentage shot. (like beating 3 of a kind, with an inside straight draw)
on the flip side, every now and then i run into folks that like to pretend "they meant it" on lucky shots... which i find amusing (but in this case your opponent got mad)
 
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#3
Reality is stranger than fiction sometimes lol.

The best players I play against always look non-chalant as they easily prod balls into places ai can't get too. They seem to have 5 more seconds than I do every shot. Frustrating. But I'd never accuse them of being unsportsmanlike lol. I just know they are better.
 
#4
So one of the players on the other team knocked the ball in my direction and I just stuck up the racket and prodded it past them.

accused me of nonchalance. I pointed out their was no rule about this and then he claimed it was unsporting.
ROLFLMAO

CLAIMS BAD SPORTSMANSHIP AFTER DECIDING TO HIT IT TO YOU WHO SEEMED TO BE ZONING OUT.

 
#5
::facepalm::

You got them good!

Anyway, you must have watched a ton of legends doubled to make that call.


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#6
I know this is bizarre but it came up a doubles match. I will admit I have quite a causal playing style especially at the net. This is mainly because I am not a great volleyer, so I will causally prod the ball at our opponents and hope they will miss. Plus I am a natural introvert, so I am not going to show allot of emotion the court.

Anyway there was a cross court exchange involving my partner and I admit I zoned out a bit. I even had the racket held by my side while at the net. So one of the players on the other team knocked the ball in my direction and I just stuck up the racket and prodded it past them.

This caused outrage from one of the opposition players, who accused me of nonchalance. I pointed out their was no rule about this and then he claimed it was unsporting. Honestly it was a bizarre exchange. I can understand if I was throwing match but we were winning at the time.
I'm sure they were scrambling for their rulebook to find the "nonchalance" clause. How rude of you!

I fully admit to getting annoyed when the opponent casually handles everything I throw at them. But it's short-lived because I realize that they're simply better than I am. What do I expect them to do: fake trying harder just to protect my ego?
 
#8
Tennis etiquette requires the proper amount of chalence at all times. Nonchalance is a point penalty.

You ain’t Kyrgios, sorry to tell you that mate
 
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