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It can be annoying.
One thing about it.... he did it every point!... without fail. Calling out the score is a good thing; if the server is NOT calling it out BUT .... I was
Jim said:It can be annoying.
it's simple etiquette. it's the server's job to call it out. if the receiving player doesn't hear the score before the ball is served, then he can ask. but that's it.
The interpretation can be viewed as a polite gesture prior to the beginning of the point, or it can be a nasty tactic to disrupt the flow of the match depending on how you look at the scenario. The U.S.T.A. format for most players is driven by results and in my observation many players use mental strategies to annoy or even badger the other opposition. I've seen many avenues in which players deliberately take several minutes before serving the ball or take excessive time to change sides during the match. I find that being mindful to my own thinking and actions really takes my focus away on what's happening on the other side of the net and refocuses my attention to what's more important, my own actions! I simply ignore and proceed to play the point as if nothing ever happened. This increased my effectiveness and over-all performance, I hope this helped.
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yes and my suggestion is to get used to it. many tennis players are assholes by nature, including me at times, and all the spoils go to the most mentally strong player,who can block out the most while he is playing, particularly serving.