Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by 2ndServe, Aug 3, 2012.
What is your ATP ranking?
My entire point was, that has no relevance on a player wanting to do well. I love tennis and I want to perform well. Why wouldn't I give it my all just because I'm not a touring pro?
I try and do my best at work. I try and do my best around the house. Give me one good reason why I wouldn't want to do my best on a tennis court.
Because you a recreational player. You are not a recreational worker or a recreational family man. If your come'ons are irritating others, why do you want to do it?
What does being a recreational player have anything to do with this?
I know players that take too long between points. I know players that change their grip every changeover. I know players that require to have all 3 balls before serving. I know players that curse when they miss. I know players that blame their double faults on their opponents "come on." I know players that do all sorts of things that may bug another, but they do it because it is a part of their game.
Lets take for instance, Djokovic's excessive ball bounces before serving on big points. That can be pretty irritating for a receiver. Should recreational players be frowned upon for doing that too?
yes. if you are not being paid then you dont really have an excuse for behaving like a james blunt
Definitely they should be frowned upon. Even Nadal and Djokovic are criticized for delaying, and Nadal's vamoses were considered rude by many players and now he has toned them down. His jumping up an down during the coin toss was also interpreted as intimidation, and now he does it quickly and looks away so that there is no wrong impression.
I find this one hilarious. Which players complained about it? I have just lost a lot of respect for those athletes.
I say it every time I make an unforced error (as in "C'mon you idiot!"). I don't think I say it too loud.
Just a way to release some tension in my body.
There are a lot of legitimate reasons for doing this, but you may look a little goofy doing it to others.
Basically, if you need this, what other people think doesnt matter. If you dont think this is appropriate, file a grievance or deal with it.
Some people have never known what its like to fight for something and cant understand the mental aspects. Some people just do it because they see it on TV. Both sides are filled with misunderstandings and both sides are filled with goofballs.
I was watching this kid play before and after every point, he would retreat to the rear of the court (presumably to towel) and he would talk to himself and look at the fence as if he was talking to his "box".
Juniors doing it is OK. Adults doing it is childish.
What about good adults. Open-level players. They can't do it? Seriously guys, this isn't an issue at all unless players are doing it for the wrong reasons (on double-faults, as a taunt, etc...). If it's the middle of the second set, I hit a good winner, I'm gonna get pumped, as anyone should be allowed to. If you can't handle it, play golf or something, tennis obviously isn't your sport...
I've seen several posts where people assume the person who lets out a "come on" is directing it at their opponent. This seems like a dubious assumption to make, as it will often just be untrue.
If I say "come on", it is because I am legitimately pumped up over what I just did. It has nothing to do with you. It is recreational tennis, which means I play to have fun. For me it is fun to try my best when I am playing, and it is also fun to actually let myself enjoy the moment a bit if I happen to come up with that perfect backhand down the line on break point, and if a "come on" is part of that, so be it. I'm not doing it to show you up or to get in your head or anything like that, it's genuinely just me enjoying the moment.
You are of course free to get annoyed or upset at me if you wish, but if you do, it would probably be wise to not fool yourself into thinking that I'm the one who is taking things too seriously.
Federer hardly ever does it and you guys think you should do it LOL
Tennis is for cultured and sophisticated people who have the ability to make everyone comfortable in a social setting.
The thought of 5' 7" Tom Cruise spiking a volleyball is hilarious to me. FYI, for any fans of gay volleyball movies out there, a Top Gun sequel is in the works.
What you say is true... for someone who c'mons when hitting a winner. But would you c'mon if your opponent DF's? And if so, what is the motivation behind that?
Just curious, since I myself am not a c'monner, but don't care if my opponent is one.
No, I wouldn't. Not all c'mon's are created equal, and I would agree that those after a DF are lame.
This is ridiculous.
1. Federer did yell "comon" in many key matches. Just search you tube.
2. Your logical is completely wrong. Did you mean rec players can't do anything that Federer didn't do? So rec players can't moonball, can't hit DHBH, can't hit heavy topspin using left hand?
I can now see why we are having a difference of opinions. Tennis is for everyone.
I got beat by a guy last week at State who did a perfect imitation of that thing Andy Murray does with his fist and his mouth when he wins a big one. I thought he looked silly, but to each his own. Yelling come on after an opponent DFs is just tacky.
It's more an instinctive thing I think. It's not cool to be doing it after a double fault or your opponent hits an error, but if you hit an ace on break point or an epic forehand winner while on the run after a 20-shot rally, I think it's totally acceptable to pump yourself up a bit.
Those people who bottle up their emotions, are 68.935% more likely to have massive heart attacks and die before 50. Or go to prison for running a Ponzi Scheme.
Seriously, OP, different strokes for different folks. Some people are mellow, others emotional. As long as they're not hurling insults, if that's the worst thing you experience, you're having a great day.
At the pro level some people aren't paying attention. A player will yell 'come on!' after his opponent's UE - but the 'come on' is for the defense he played to stay in the point. IMHO absolutely nothing wrong with that.
yellin c'mon doesnt effectively indimidate ur opponent unless u do the nadal stare at the same time, whilst simultaneously grabbin ur crotch n pelvic thrustin in his general direction
Social tennis is unique because of its etiquette. Other sports do not encourage courtesy, welcoming new members, side chatting and so on. Introductions, hand shakes, small talk is all part of the deal.
How many games 'ya give the newbies 'til 'ya start hooking, head-hunting and back-stabbing 'em?
Dunno about etiquette when during a senior match a teammate threatened to take a guy outside to the train tracks and break both his legs. Never saw that player again.
Sheesh. When tennis bags start coming with sewn in pistol pockets, it's time to retire. I am going to have to start watching closer to see if any gang symbols are being flashed around.
One player told my partner after a tight call in a third set tiebreak that in the past he would go to his car and get his gat over a bad call. Did see a guy get a tire iron and chase his opponent after a bad call. Had to hold a guy back after his opponent called him a Republican. Tough times.
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I yell come on sometimes after a big point or when my opponent misses because I tricked him with a good shot that forced him to miss. It really helps me to stay pumped up and keeping adrenaline high as opposed to falling asleep mentally.
WHo started the come on? I thought it was Hewitt but recently saw McEnroe-Borg from 1980 and McEnroe used a come on in that match.
Didn't Connors used yell it when he did the fist pump?
It is acceptable to do it on a ripping up the line winner........why not?
I tend to glare at the opponnet and pop my collar instead, but thats me
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