Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tennis manners, let's discuss.

 First of all, Don't you think someone should tell this girl she needs a bra? I practically need a harness to play! Where is her coach, trainer... her MOTHER?

I had a doubles match today that was quite interesting.
We played against two great tennis players, they were very good. 
However, their manners were atrocious!

It started with the warm up, if you want to call it that. When we were hitting from the baseline they were hitting cross court, when we came to net they were lobbing us. Both players were going for winners on every shot- this was warm-up folks, very bad etiquette. 

Then once we began, after every winning shot they would hit high fives, loudly. The weird part was that they also hit high fives when we had the winning shot... 
It was very confusing.

Of course, rather than handing us the balls  when we switched sides they would leave them on the ground, ( that is actually common, still rude in my book.) 

Also, the one girl never said the score when she was serving. We would have to ask her. 
Every. Time.

I wanted to beat them so badly. Unfortunately we lost 6-4, 7-5.

Have you ever played women that have poor sportsmanship or bad etiquette?
If so, how did you react?
For the record my partner and I kept our snarky comments to ourselves, but I am sure they could tell we were aggravated.


Mrs. K said...

Ok I'll be honest...I'm usually pretty nice to play against but there was this one couple who pissed me off because they were just obnoxious- and would purposely and vocally tell one another to go after MY FACE!

After I heard that,when I thought the point was over and it was my serve and they actually yelled at me to tell me how wrong I was, I took that ball and served it directly at the bitch and then said 'sorry id idn't hear you'- oh and I've been told I serve like a man so she then sneered at me but then finally shut the fah-k up and we finished up the game. and i never fetched one more ball for that bitch. End of story. Moral of the story don't piss me off or try to cheat or hurt me because i won't give you the time of day and I'll hurt you first. We won. 6-1, 6-2.

Love, me :)
ps- other than this time, I've always been told I'm a pleasure to play with.

Misty said...


Frau said...

Sports without a bra never good combo!

Ina in Alaska said...

Was it Ramona and Mario?

All kidding aside, I would never again play against such a pair. Although you lost, your scores were good and you played an honest game and remaind composed throughout.

PS Sometimes I will leave the balls on the baseline when we switch sides. Now I will always hand them off.

And rudeness during warmup!!! That was a clue right there of what was to come!!!

Happy Mother's Day, Preppy!!! xoxo

Caffeine Court said...

I can't stand when people go for winners during warm up. It's so lame!!

I played a lady today who was wearing a tank top with no bra. Her boobs were swinging to and fro!

She was 70 years old and beat me 6-2 6-2. I am still feeling depressed about the match, and I'll probably never get over it. :(

Anonymous said...

First a comment on the bra-less player. It defies explanation. How in the world can she hit the ball with everything rattling around like that! Secondly I have been playing team tennis at a fairly competitive level for twenty years. I have seen the very best and the very worst of behaviors.As far as wardrobe choice the women who wore a THONG under her tennis skirt was truly unforgettable.True story.

preppyplayer said...

Thong? THAT is hysterical! Maybe she "forgot: her ball panties!
Thanks for commenting :)