Tennis Thread - Grand Slams & The Tour

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by I Blame Bassett, May 28, 2018.

  1. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    The full mourning for Federer continues by some lady members of Hoddesdon.
    One or two seem to have taken it to Rudolph Valentino proportions!
    One,a top lawyer,has resulted to mocking Djokovic as his wife wasn't at the match.
    Very odd and these women laugh at football fans!
     
  2. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    You mean suicide? :eek:
     
  3. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Would be a blessing to the rest of us!
     
  4. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Heap big trouble brewing in the leafy confines of Hertfordshire tennis.
    Yesterday we were due to play Letchworth in the Herts Summer League.
    The fixture was arranged late February,was the last and most difficult to arrange for our captain and Letchworth insisted upon this date.
    On July 9 our captain received a very long text from her opposite number saying "we will have to postpone as we have Team Tennis play off that day."
    Our captain said "No" citing that Letchworth have 35 ladies listed for their three teams and we have 13 for our two. She added that we had to play with weakened teams against Radlett and Gosling. She wrote to the league organiser,also LTA council member for Herts.
    It transpires that the dates for the Team Tennis went live on February 2,two weeks before the Herts fixture meeting. A similar situation arose in Oxforshire and the club were told to get on with it.
    The league has to be concluded by the end of September,there are no free slots for us or our team,we have other competitions,county and national fixtures. Radlett asked St Albans for a postponement and they declined. Radlett got on with it. West Herts had to select a 75 year old as they were short of players but they fulfilled their fixture.
    To add a little flavour in March we were due to play Letchworth in a mixed match. Barrie,our captain had a ruptured spleen and was in hospital. He forgot about the match and we only had me available. He asked for a postponement. They claimed the match as they did the previous year against our second team,who didn't want to travel due to heavy snow!
    The league organiser has rejected our claiming of the fixture however rule 6.4 of the rules and regulations say that unless bad weather prevents a match taking place,a team that cannot field a team will forfeit the match.
    Our captain is composing her reply.
    Two other clubs that have also suffered from Letchworth's overbearing and aggressive behaviour have told us not to back down.
    This could turn ugly!
     
  5. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Splendid gossip from County Cup at Devonshire Park,Eastbourne.
    Lewis Burton,male model and Kent player has been named in The Sun as the new 'love interest'*of the lady who presents 'Love Ireland' or something similar.
    Lewis was formerly with the daughter of Mark Goldberg the Welling FC and former Palarse owner.
    He was seen on his phone for most of yesterday,when he wasn't on court!
    In the tennis Kent won the title as did Herts ladies.
    *My words in a red top style!
     
  6. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Kyrgios v Medvedev in Washington final. Kyrgios saves a match point to defeat Tsitsipas 7/6 in the third.
    Herts v Middlesex for the over 35 title at Devonshire Park. Division in the IBB camp. Mr IBB wants Middlesex to win as 'Herts Mafia' can be overbearing. I am now playing again for Herts.
    Come on Middlesex!
     
  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Murray back playing Singles - will play Richard Gasquet next week in Cincinnati.
     
  8. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Murray looks like he might lose in 2 tight sets .

    Struggled on his serve a bit - probably lacking the power and accuracy which will come with time.

    Played some decent shots though and got more competitive as the match went on .
     
  9. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Any news on this situation which risks a civil, or even uncivil, war in the world of club tennis ?
     
  10. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    The league organiser,a WFC fan I might add, has asked us again to find another date.
    We have none to offer due to other fixtures,not withstanding the downright cheek of Wretchworth trying to cover up for their mess.
    We know that all the other clubs support our stance.
    He replied to our captain's second email on Sunday morning with a pathetic load of 'woe is me,blah,blah,blah,doing my best,blah,blah blah,only a volunteer,blah,blah,blah,values of Hertfordshire integrity,blah,sportsmanship blah...' continued page 94.
    I could not contain my wrath any longer and having been awoken at 4.30am by Arthur,composed a response. I closed it by saying I now understood why the league was broken He then became even more hurt and indignant and said if no resolution could be found it would need to go to arbitration! In addition he was desperately keen to know who else agreed with us. I replied it would be much quicker to say who didn't!
    It has really polluted the summer and strengthened my resolve not to play in this antiquated format. Whether the club continue is up to the players to decide, but I know that many other clubs will withdraw teams as it is too long a format and has no hint of fairness or governance. Already this season there have been eight walkovers given. Adapt or die.
    Utterly dismal.
     
  11. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

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  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain


    Won in Washington the other week .

    Clearly didn't change his attitude or behaviour!
     
  13. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Liked for the Lewis Carroll gag!
    His manager,'Onion Head' Clinton Coleman,usually of Totteridge TC,actively encourages him to overact.
    Huge talent and,like JP Mac,quite often correct in his outbursts.
    Massive waste,what with his lack of dedication however.
     
  14. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Medvedev,he of the unkempt hair and the rather one dimensional game is the man of the moment.
    He plays Goffin in the Cinci final,having beaten Djokovic in three last night.
    The buffoon of a league organiser has replied as to why Letchworth needed to postpone our July fixture.
    Apparently six of their players were doing other things.
    So that's ok then,
    Can't be bothered to play so rearrange the match.
    Couldn't run a bath,says a lot of LTA council that he's on it.
    Let's hope Sandy Procter can shake them up in three years time when she becomes president.
     
  15. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Medvedev beats Goffin for his first Masters Series title.
    Certainly the form player in the US hard court season.
    Drama at the club yesterday.
    We were playing Radlett in a Hot Rackets match and our men's IIs were playing West Herts.
    Who arrives for WH but the league organiser with whom we are having words!
    We finish our game in quick time and are having tea and a chat with the opposition when we notice all twelve of the men are convened around the net of one court.
    It transpires that one of our players,who has form in this regard,has said to the league organiser's son "why are you such a ****?" on numerous occasions. The lad,who according to my friend at W Herts,is a typical 18 year old pushed into tennis,a bit sour but essentially ok,reacts. Our player then goes to slap him on the face,the lad then falls to the ground in a Mr Tumble style!
    Our player had been watching the football the night before* and had got quite drunk. However he is a wind up merchant and is always trying to bring the worst of the terraces onto court with him.
    It all died down,our remaining players,three of whom were under 20, were dumbstruck and the match was abandoned,although the 11 had tea together quite happily.
    Our man went off saying he would never set foot on a court again.
    It's not dull in tennis!
     

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