Re: The Madness Must Stop!
Yes, I have heard it for at least two years when I started playing. I only hear men do it (I'm female). I hate it too. It messes with my own scorekeeping in my mind, because I want to be clear on where we are in the game - ad in or ad out would only come after a deuce, to me.
They seem to think this is fine, though. I've tried to correct them or discuss it once or twice, but I stopped that. It is too commonly done to fix it.
P.S. There is a forum for recreational tennis threads........ same forum as college. Hope more people will go there and this thread will probably be moved there.