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On-court coaching PLEASE SHARE YOUR VIEWS! IMPORTANT!

I just think it is SO stupid!!!!!! It goes against the whole concept of thinking for yourself in tennis. I know that sounds over-rated at first thought, but think about Hingis's losses in the French to Graf and Aussie to Capriati. How about Venus versus Jankovic is Stuttgart. They would have been so different with coaching. It's supposed to be for the fans but I HATE IT SO MUCH and from what I've heard everyone else does too. If people agree with me here, I may start a petition, but be honest, I want to know. PLEASE SAY, this is important to me!

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based on yesterday, it seems that if a player gets coaching and then loses the next point on the advice of the coach, they get really angry! another person to blame then...

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based on yesterday, it seems that if a player gets coaching and then loses the next point on the advice of the coach, they get really angry! another person to blame then...
atleast their not gonna hit themselves
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ive only seen the lower ranked players use it and they usually dont listen. its funny to see the coach say things and the player doesnt even look like theyre listening.
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oh...

wont really matter really...
one side is going to win eventually...

but i would love on court teaching...
makes it more cleaner i hope...
i mean...the world number 1 is doing it
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I've been playing tennis as long as I've been able to hold a racket and I could never respect a player who has to constantly stare at his coach between points.

I've played on tennis teams and don't have a problem with a coach yelling the standard, 'you've got to punch your volleys', 'play attacking tennis' or that kind of stuff every once in a while (I usually tuned out my coaches but then again, I wasn't paying them) but consulting between points about actual match strategy, where to serve, identifying opponent's weaknesses...

...gutless, bullshit.
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I've never heard one coach give substantial feedback to the player, its usually just "be positive" or "go for your shots" or something else like that. Its not like a player will want to change shot techniques mid-match. I don't really think the coaching is having much affect on match outcomes, so if it somehow generates fan interest it might as well stay.
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I'm okay with it
Of course you are. Your favorite player and her coach/dad are two of the biggest abusers of the no-coaching rule.

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Any player that needs their coach during a match to win it, isn't really all that great of a player afterall. Mentally weak.

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If you need a coach to do your thinking for you, you aren't a tennis player. What separates tennis from other sports is that you have to do your own thinking.


But if you're hung up on the fairness issue, most players outside the top hundred can't afford to have a coach travel with them. Have much more of an advantage do the top players need? If they really ARE better, they shouldn't need coaching.

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Any player that needs their coach during a match to win it, isn't really all that great of a player afterall. Mentally weak.
Yeah sometime you need it to lose it aka i saw live in Miami last year with Venus Kuznetsova pure gold!

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Okay what about using a caddy on a golf course? Should that not be allowed? How is that any different? Just because someone is telling you what to do, helping you read the putt, giving you the correct yardage, you still have to go out an execute. Same way in tennis. Regardless of what someone tells you, you still have to go out there and execute. If you aren't doing that all the coaching in the world won't help you.

I don't see the big deal with it.
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No, I just don't see what it does to the players. I don't care if they use it or not. To me there's no effect
You don't play tennis, do you?

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What does it have to do with anything.

And plus the title says, "PLEASE SHARE YOUR VIEWS" and that's how I "VIEW" it.



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