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2nd serve on a line call

Ok, it’s the linecall again.

My partners second serve. The net person called it out  and the receiver called it in but failed to return. She immediately said, “serve again.” Then they both said, “second serve.”

In league play, it was our point.

Regardless they knew the rule or not, it seemed gracious-less.

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The screaming kids

Since my first encounter with the GM at the club, I also complained about the noise on the courts, like loud music. Andre Agassi openly opposed the music playing at Volvo International in 1994:

“That was an embarrassment to tennis out there tonight,” an infuriated Agassi said later. “It was a joke and it scars the game. What are they doing, turning tennis into some kind of circus? If it comes to this, playing music between games, then it’s all over for tennis.

“If I had known they were going to do this, I never would have come here. The music drove me nuts. And I’ll never play anywhere again where they play music during a match.”  

I didn’t blame him then I don’t blame him now. Eehhhhrrr, it’s just very distracting and taxing. And today, it was the screaming kids at their Bouncing class. Oh boy. .. we ended up moving to Court 7 in the smaller area, feeling like in a paradise: quiet.

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Ball on court

Playing with people with little regard to etiquette is a little disconcerting.

“Let’s have a drink.”

But it’s even number of games.

“It’s ok, we just play for fun…” Hmmmm … then why do you obey the other rules of the game?

Ball on court as my patenter to deliver the second serve.

“First serve,” I said, after returning the ball to the neighboring court.

They all said, “… but, it’s her second serve.”


We lost 2-4, 6-8, and 4-4 when time ran out. My point is, they beat me often, yet, don’t bother to learn the basic rule or courtesy of the game.

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Bad line calls

Some terrible line calls during the game today. Actually with is group of players, bad line calls is kind of route, to a point, I said something a few weeks ago. But that doesn’t stop the trend.

Today, we were 2-0 up in the first set when I hit a winner to the baseline corner of the ad court. Two balls in, yet they called it out, one player was facing me. I just lost it and went over. One opponent pointed to a ball mark closer to the service line. You got to be kidding me.

“It’s out call.” One said.

“Yes, it’s your call but it doesn’t mean you can call a clearly in ball OUT.”

“It’s our call.” they repeated.

What the heck.

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A sweet moment

My third clinic at the club, the pro is the best, so far. Next to our court, is a father and son, they kissed at the net, very sweet.

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Kiddies …

It’s the spring break in New York – kiddie camp is going on. The club is up-keeping the courts – refurbish with more dirt. We successfully dragged Ellen up for 8am game …

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Team Wilson

Ha ha ha … we’re not but three of mates are using the bag.

We did a 1.5 set of doubles for an hour and singles for the second hour – hitting only.

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Over due

I got an email from the club, saying I owe them. Wait a second, how could that be: they’ve my cc on file and has been charging it.
“These were court fees.”
“Oh … why don’t you charge me as the monthly club due, automatically?”
The staff looked up the computer, then said, “you didn’t check off √ ‘court fee’.” Oh well, must be my failing eyesight.

Club’s operation is pretty precise – a good thing. The more I play there, the more I like it.  Years ago when I hosted many Sunday night plays, I didn’t pay much attention to the club.

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4-6, 6-4, 6-4 and it’s not ok

A little girl returned our ball that hit my opponent’s face. The girl said I’m sorry three times while my friend was holding her face for a prolonged time. We rushed to the net … then the dad said to his girl “It’s ok.”

“How do you know it’s ok? It’s not your place to say it’s ok. And it is NOT ok.” I said.

He retorted, “she said I’m sorry Three time. What more do you want?”

“I want some manner and etiquette!” I said.

He just ignored us and continued…

The bridge/overpass on Northern Blvd by Roslyn. 

One of my friend went to get some ice (thanks that the club has ice …) It’s swollen a little.

Not that anything one can do … but I would wish all the coaches and parents would have decency and courtesy to pass on. If the dad offered to get some ice I would think it’s a better lesson for his little girl …

🎾 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 难得的赢

A rather rude dad 他小闺女还🎾 不小心打到俺朋友的脸
朋友马上捂着 … 红 + 小肿 需要冰冰敷

可能外国老爹看着自己的孩子道歉不顺气 对闺女说 “没事儿.”



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6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Finally, a win!

In the morning, we always ran into a group of kids, college I’d think. They’re great players and their play often inspire us to play better.

The club has install this temperature tester on the wall … hope this won’t last forever.

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