you hate it when you feel your opponent makes a bad call?
Does it get under your skin and ruin the next few points
for you, or even the match?
99.9% of us reading this do not have linesmen calling the
ball in or out during our matches. I always advise players
to expect at least 2-3 bad calls per match. If you think you
hit a ball in and your opponent calls it out, you have to
get it out of your mind quickly and move on to the next point.
How many times have you seen a pro on T.V. hit a ball, the
linesmen calls it out, and the player argues that the ball
was in? When they show the replay, the ball was obviously
We can be wrong and so can our opponents across the net. If
you come into the match expecting a few bad calls than it
is easier to put it out of your mind and focus on the next
point. We are not professional linesmen, so there will always
be some bad calls here and there. I am not saying it is fair.
What I am saying is that it is going to happen. Learn to move
on quickly before you allow one bad call ruin a few games.
Learn to expect a few bad calls per match, it help you to
get past the bad calls if you expect them now and then.
If you are in a USTA tournament and you think
that your opponent is making some very bad calls, you do have
the right to ask the tournament coordinator for a linesman
on your court. That usually gets those players who make bad
calls (intentionally or not) to make better calls in a hurry!
Good Luck on the