Are people just getting committed to tournaments by people besides their regular doubles partner?
Do people not talk to their regular doubles partner?
I'm just confused at how often this is happening because I guess I haven't noticed controversy.
I mean, I usually talk to my doubles partner before any commitment is made
If it's decided we are doing a tournament, we pick one, and then the commitment is made. I guess I'm confused why someone wouldn't know that they were being committed somewhere... it's just communication with your own doubles partner, and simply telling them you don't want them committing for you. For some people this works fine and without controversy.