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10s25
Nov 16th, 2006, 03:58 AM
I'm interested to see how people feel about in-match coaching? See this article posted on The Tennis Channel (http://www.thetennischannel.com):Women's Tennis Could Legalize Coaching (http://www.thetennischannel.com/news/NewsDetails.aspx?newsid=2413)
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DutchieGirl
Nov 16th, 2006, 03:59 AM
Hate it - get rid of it. The women can think for themselves, and if they can't, why are they playing? ;)

WhatTheDeuce
Nov 16th, 2006, 04:01 AM
Yeah seriously, they've got to end this madness. It was a fine experiment, yippee, the fans and tv networks got a nice kick out of it, now it's time to end it.

Lefty.
Nov 16th, 2006, 04:04 AM
Terrible idea. Scrap it please. :help: Experimenting was enough.

metamorpha
Nov 16th, 2006, 08:46 AM
Ban those fathers. :lol:

die_wahrheit
Nov 16th, 2006, 09:08 AM
It's already widely used by Sharapova and others.

No reason to permit it.
That rule is a relict from the past

Jenny.C.Fan
Nov 16th, 2006, 09:40 AM
hate it, its stupid. Tennis is an individual sport and should remain that way, a player should be able to think themselves out of a match.

alfonsojose
Nov 16th, 2006, 12:36 PM
Wow. WTA is doing anything they can for Sharapova :rolleyes:

Kunal
Nov 16th, 2006, 12:47 PM
i havent seen much of it....but i dont see how its gonna deteriorate tennis...

Ryan
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:03 PM
I hate how Tracy Austin keeps saying it's GREAT as a fan. No it goddamn isn't. 75% of the coaches and players dont even speak english, so all you get is a free lesson in czech or russian. And even then, what happens during changeoevers guys? Commercials! So all that stuff about it adding entertainment value is just chunks of crap.

goldenlox
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:06 PM
Navratilova wants coaching. She said it's a part of other sports, and if it rains for 5 minutes, players talk to their coaches.

volta
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:09 PM
hate it to the guts :fiery:

DutchieGirl
Nov 16th, 2006, 05:55 PM
Navratilova wants coaching. She said it's a part of other sports, and if it rains for 5 minutes, players talk to their coaches.

Only if they leave the court while it's raining they can officially talk to their coach.

goldenlox
Nov 16th, 2006, 05:57 PM
I just heard her interview yesterday, on the Howard Stern show.
She thinks it goes on all the time, and it's almost meaningless.
The player has to execute.

maryjane
Nov 16th, 2006, 05:58 PM
i don't like this idea but some players as henin already does it...

DutchieGirl
Nov 16th, 2006, 06:03 PM
i don't like this idea but some players as henin already does it...

Yeah, and she should be "punished" for it (warning, loss of point etc)...

maryjane
Nov 16th, 2006, 06:09 PM
I agree with you.a rule is a rule.

Martian Willow
Nov 16th, 2006, 06:10 PM
Navratilova wants coaching. She said it's a part of other sports, and if it rains for 5 minutes, players talk to their coaches.

I think its been scientifically proven that every opinion Nav holds about tennis is, by definition, wrong.

Paneru
Nov 16th, 2006, 06:17 PM
Hate it - get rid of it. The women can think for themselves, and if they can't, why are they playing? ;)

Ditto! :cool:

Coaching is to be done before and after,
not during matches. Can't hack it on your
own, you deserve to lose. IMO, if one has
"good coaching" they already know all they
need to know by the time they step on the
court.

TeamUSA#1
Nov 16th, 2006, 06:36 PM
WORST IDEA EVER!!!

Larry Scott seems determinedto ruin women's tennis. It is sooo obvious from the interviews with him about this topic that is wants this and is going to get it in no matter what--- whether or not anyone else wants is---he is such a STUBBORN ASS!

And this bull shit that the fans and broadcasters love it... PLEASE. 1. you never see it, because TV cuts to commercials and 2. it is often in a language you dont understand. When Larry spouts off about how successful the trial was this last year and that everybody loved it--- who Larry??

Tennis is an individual sport, and the fact the coaching happens before and after a match ONLY is what makes it unique. Part of the challenge is being able to figure out HOW to beat a player and then executing that plan. That is what makes it so great.

wally1
Nov 16th, 2006, 09:34 PM
WORST IDEA EVER!!!Round Robin matches at normal ATP events is the worst idea ever, but I have to admit this comes close.

Yuri Sharapov
Nov 16th, 2006, 10:45 PM
I think matches would be longer if coaching is going on (more balanced). Who gives a damn what the player is been told. But I'm getting tired of the matches disputed in the first set, then somebody shits her pants and we watching a freefall till the last ball. Some might say "it's called domination, bro", but I guess is only lack of support, for the youngest at least. Older players are more constant and less emotional. But that's probably in the 30s where the body won't go like it used to.

-VSR-
Nov 16th, 2006, 11:03 PM
Stupid idea.

Players should be able to win without coaching during matches. As said above, if they can't, they shouldn't be out there playing as a professional. I hate it.

Andy.
Nov 17th, 2006, 12:00 AM
It should not be part of tennis, it never has been and it never should, this is an individual sport the ladies can think for themselves thats all part of the mental game, figuring out how to win or changing a losing game.