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My tip of the day: Don't throw your racquet during a match



I started a clay court tournament on Friday and today was the "semifinals." I breezed through the first four rounds only dropping 3 games and I was playing the so-called number one girls player in the region.

I was up, 6-1, 4-0 and on serve. I hadn't dropped serve yet at all during the tournament, and during this service game I double faulted twice, netted a backhand and hit a forehand long to give her the easy break. After sailing the forehand I simply "bounced" my racquet. I didn't THROW it, it wasn't loud, and it didn't crack, I bounced it and then picked it up.

The "head tournament guy" walks over and tells me I'm disqualified for racquet abuse. No warning, no nothing. He said when we signed up for the tournament we agreed not to let, his quote, "the racquet hit the ground." They have zero tolerance for it, apparently.

So I was disqualified just like that. I couldn't just leave it at that, so while walking off I finished the job by actually cracking the racquet (on the bench) and then slid it on the ground in his direction. Shouted "You can keep it" and then left.

Daddy-o wasn't too happy.

So, my advice: Don't throw or bounce your racquet. I probably wouldn't have bounced it had I not been playing on clay. I hate tennis, I'm quitting.


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Re: My tip of the day: Don't throw your racquet during a match

You got screwed big time, but you know that. Sorry.
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Re: My tip of the day: Don't throw your racquet during a match

Good on you!
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Re: My tip of the day: Don't throw your racquet during a match

Ouch that really sucks.

But I do like the attitude you gave at the end
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Re: My tip of the day: Don't throw your racquet during a match

You can have it say "Disqualified for Racquet Abuse" under your name on these forums if you want.
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I started a clay court tournament on Friday and today was the "semifinals." I breezed through the first four rounds only dropping 3 games and I was playing the so-called number one girls player in the region.

I was up, 6-1, 4-0 and on serve. I hadn't dropped serve yet at all during the tournament, and during this service game I double faulted twice, netted a backhand and hit a forehand long to give her the easy break. After sailing the forehand I simply "bounced" my racquet. I didn't THROW it, it wasn't loud, and it didn't crack, I bounced it and then picked it up.

The "head tournament guy" walks over and tells me I'm disqualified for racquet abuse. No warning, no nothing. He said when we signed up for the tournament we agreed not to let, his quote, "the racquet hit the ground." They have zero tolerance for it, apparently.

So I was disqualified just like that. I couldn't just leave it at that, so while walking off I finished the job by actually cracking the racquet (on the bench) and then slid it on the ground in his direction. Shouted "You can keep it" and then left.

Daddy-o wasn't too happy.

So, my advice: Don't throw or bounce your racquet. I probably wouldn't have bounced it had I not been playing on clay. I hate tennis, I'm quitting.

ur kidding right?

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What is your ranking?
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okay, u certainly arent quiting, are you?

Now... thats so %&$$ unfair!!!!!!! Tournament officials just LOVE to "protect" those top players.... God... now I'm pissed....

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Re: My tip of the day: Don't throw your racquet during a match

You should have cracked it on his head.


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Re: My tip of the day: Don't throw your racquet during a match

stuff that......that rule sucks
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No it doesnt, it's neccessary. But cmon she didn't even get a warning before... and she just bounced it... totally unfair...

You should, indeed, receive a warning if you throw it badly or crack it, and be expelled after a couple of warnings....

I guess you're from the US...why dont you send the USTA a letter?

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You should have cracked it on his head.

my sentiments exactly...the a-hole

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Re: My tip of the day: Don't throw your racquet during a match

Wooo, thats gotta suck. Well at least you tried.
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So unfair !

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Re: My tip of the day: Don't throw your racquet during a match

Hmm. how can it be that "head tournament guy" tells you you're disqualified? Is he also a referee?

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