I hit the practice court today and got in about 2 1/2 hours of practice, it felt good. I was kinda tired about half way through, I need to start eating better.
Anyways... A cute little family of four come onto the courts. They walk right across the court while we are hitting. Error 1.
They they have 2 choices for courts. The one next to us which is right between us and another occupied court, or one at the other end which is next to a fence and an occupied court. All four courts at this place are very nice. They chose to plant themselves between us and the occupied court. Error 2.
They probably hit about 40 balls into our court in about an hour. They never said please or thank you and sometimes just ran into our court to grab the ball. Errors 3, 4 and 5.
If I hit a ball into their court they would pick it up and pocket it thinking it was one of their balls, even though their balls were flat as hell from who knows, the dog chewing on them. Pocketing our balls, Error 6.
They only hit balls into our court, for some reason none went into the other court next to them. Why not move down to the other unoccupied court and have everyone switch sides of the court and have all their strays just hit the fence. Error 7!
Then when they were done they walked back across our court while we were hitting. Error 8.
They watched us have to stop numours rallies to get their strays, never a sorry or thank you. I smiled and said "here ya go" when I got all 40 of their balls.
I gotta tell you though, it got frustrating after a while. I was still nice as can be. I wanted to tell them they should consider moving down and rotating 180 degrees so they bothered nobody, but I hate to seem mean.
I took an internet test once for guys. It was a funny one about "which urinal" to choose. Of coarse you always chose the one which had no one next to it or the one that would place you next to one as opposed to 2 people. I passed that test. Why does it seem so much more difficult for people to figure it out on a tennis court.
I guess I was nice out on the court but had to come back here to vent a little. grrrrrrrrr