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Lets get this area of the forum going. It doesn't have to be tennis related I guess. But I'll throw one out there for you to chew on -

It is SERIOUSLY distracting for the service returner to return the missed first serve when it is clearly going long. Like, what? Am I your freaking ball boy? I'm trying to serve here. It kills the rhythm to stop between 1st and 2nd serves to clean up after your lazy opponent.

OK, glad I got that off my chest.
Can anyone please concur and let me know that this is a reasonable request. :-)

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I was in a situation like this this weekend.  A guy in my group got mad at a couple of people who were walking through the courts, although they had stopped for him to finish the point.  I guess he felt that they had been disruptive for awhile, and his frustration got the better of him.  The guys claimed that it's a public court, so he had no right to be too "intense."  The guys were clearly newbies, and probably haven't really learned proper court etiquette.  I'm not too sure the guy was justified, or at least to the extent that he reacted, especially since it looked like it might be heading down to a fight.  What do you guys think?  Should people allow more leeway since they are public courts?
Am I the only one who hates it when people expect you to apologize (or whatever raising your hand to your opponent means) when you win a point because your ball hit the net. I don't consider it as a lucky point. For me, the net can actually play for your tactics.

But I'm sure I'm the only one with this opinion. :-)
i don't disagree
heck, tennis was invented by the proper British after all. you gotta admit, hitting the net and getting lucky on a ball that just drops into your opponent's court is a little sloppy, and cheering wildly by winning a match that way wouldn't be the most dignified act of your life. then again it's hard to find a parallel in other sports. football kickers don't hold their hands up when they bounce one thru the uprights, they're ecstatic. a basketball that rolls around and then drops in, or out, is cause for celebration for the benefitting team.

I don't know about you, but I never aim to clip the net. but yeah, it's a little fake to act apologetic; it's part of the game.

WHAT ABOUT THIS? if you have a clean winner that clips the net and then gives your opponent a short ball which he crushes, should he give you the peace wave? if you're really into the tennis etiquette thing the answer has to be yes.
are you talking about the returner just chipping back a floater to you or winding up and crunching one back at you?
well, here's one...... last month i applied for a head coaching position at a local high school in portland. i just did it to see where i can gauge myself. the interview went really well. iasked that i do a demo drill with the team and he obliged. fast forward to january. haven't heard from the AD. i happen to meet the other applicant. a former college player at a D 1 college....and no 1 singles player in her school. she can play!!! we became good friends. her BF works as a teacher at the middle school across the street. she finds out that she didn't get it and thought i got the job. i myself have not recieved any offer or even heard from him. so i bugged him. it took him awhile to respond. i find out from another peson in the school that it's been filled.
not getting the job for a good reason is one thing. but to find out from another source other than the AD a few days earlier really bothered me. it just shows the lack of integrity and professionalism. as well as to how the process has been compromised.
Wow. That's too bad. It must be a large high school if they have a dedicated AD. Large enough too, you would think, to have certain hiring and interviewing practices - such as calling all applicants back at the end of the process. Jeez. Good luck on future tries.
There's no excuse for anyone to not respond even if you didn't get the position!  Hmm, 30 seconds to send an email to someone who took the time to apply is not difficult.  Just shows the level of courtesy and is just plain laziness as far as I'm concerned.  They would not get any respect from me!  It's sad but this happens frequently these days.  I don't understand this mentality at all.  If someone worked for me and was that inconsiderate, they would not be working for me.  I don't tolerate people who are not respectful, regardless of who it is...
Ok, my tennis pet peeve has to be the "Monica Seles" grunt that some players have when hitting the ball......I don't know why it's so annoying to me.

I was just wondering why you would start a "Pet Peeves" forum on a tennis web-site that is not limited to tennis related topics...??? And perhaps a more positive forum title would be something like "Tennis Etiquette: The unspoken rules of both competitive play and practice" This is just a thought, but it might help portray things in a more constructive atmosphere, while still allowing people to air their pet peeves and also get feed back on whether their peeves are justified or whether they might just be misinformed as to the proper etiquette.

I believe being positive is an awesome approach for forums. Kudos to Eric B. :D
Hi Eric,
Everybody has pet peeves right? Saying "here is a pet peeve" is a friendly way of getting the thought out there. I guess I wasn't up for "Tennis Etiquette: The unspoken rules of both competitive play and practice" kind of dissertation at the time. However, I DO get what you are saying. We don't want this to turn to a bashing kind of space.

I'm not sure what you are getting at with the first question above. Can you expand on that thought.


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