All I have to say after today’s match is arrrggghhhh! I love playing tennis and we have a REALLY great group of girls that play together, but sometimes I just want to pull my hair out! My partner and I played a really long and great match today (3 sets and a tie-breaker). At one point all we needed was one more point to win the game…but noooooooooooooo!
I haven’t even gotten to the part that is making me so angry yet. The other team on NUMEROUS occasions cheated with blatant bad line calls. The first couple of times I gave them the benefit of the doubt but after I specifically went to them and complained (in a nice way… I promise) they continued on for the rest of the match doing the same thing. The problem lies that in recreational tennis you rely on honesty and integrity because we play by the honor system. This wasn’t the first time that I’ve come across this in my years of playing. I just think it’s sad that so many people think its ok to cheat.
I refuse to stoop to a cheaters level and do bad calls just to even the score. It’s not really winning if you have to cheat to do it! I appreciate the outlet to vent and all of you who read this….I feel somewhat better. Oh yeah, we ended up losing after all that....so I was deffinately wearing my angry eyes!