In my last league doubles match, before play started, one of the opponents jokingly (at least I thought at the time) said to us "I'm going to get in your head." I joked back "That's ok, I do a pretty good job of getting in my own head." But then he spent the rest of the match tapping his feet, thumping his chest, waving his racquet, smelling the ball before he served (yes, you read that right), grunting at odd times, and eventually calling out right before my serve "hit it hard!" or "bring the heat!" He did most of this when we were about to serve or about to return (when he was at net). Although I was extremely annoyed by the end of the match (and they won), the only time I indicated my frustration was one time when he kept saying "hit it hard" before my serve, I stopped and gave him a hard look for a few seconds. But I never actually said anything to him. I play tennis for fun and exercise. And he managed to suck all the enjoyment out of that match. And now the kicker - we play them again this week in the playoffs. :cry: How would you handle this? I've thought about forfeiting this week's match, getting a sub, asking him nicely before the match to refrain from all the nonsense, or waiting until he starts doing it again and then asking him. The problem is, he clearly enjoys this type of "gamesmanship" as part of tennis and probably doesn't see anything wrong with it. And technically, the only thing that I can see being against the rules is calling out "hit it hard" right before I serve. Thoughts?