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SelesFan70
Apr 12th, 2008, 04:29 AM
Does anyone else find this new trend among club and recreational players of calling 30-40 as "Ad Out" or 40-30 as "Ad In" highly annoying!?!? It's not ad out or in at this point! It's 30-40 or 40-30! :mad:

Dani12
Apr 12th, 2008, 04:46 AM
Never heard that before :)

Mikey.
Apr 12th, 2008, 04:59 AM
Never heard that before :)

Me neither. :lol: But it does sound annoying.

darrinbaker00
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:11 AM
Does anyone else find this new trend among club and recreational players of calling 30-40 as "Ad Out" or 40-30 as "Ad In" highly annoying!?!? It's not ad out or in at this point! It's 30-40 or 40-30! :mad:
Where do you play, the Amish Tennis Club? That trend is as new as a wooden racquet, my friend. ;)

Jeff
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:14 AM
Never experienced this trend before, but the trend that annoys me is when they don't call out the score at all.

kris719
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:17 AM
yeah i've encountered it before, and it is annoying. I've also heard the opposite, where they call and ad-in/ad-out point as "40-30" or "30-40".:confused:

darrinbaker00
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:20 AM
Never experienced this trend before, but the trend that annoys me is when they don't call out the score at all.
If you ever want to throw me off my game (besides making me hit three straight groundies without missing, of course), just ask me the score while you're serving. :fiery:

drake3781
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:24 AM
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.

Jeff
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:30 AM
Yes, I have heard it for at least two years when I started playing. I only hear men do it (I'm female).

Drake I always thought you were male :lol:

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:54 AM
I've never come accross that unless at the time it just seemed like a mistake.
At the high junior levels, players call out wrong scores all the time just to throw you off. :rolleyes:

My pet peeve was people saying "five" instead of "fifteen". It's like "really?" Wow, you're so cool. :rolleyes:
(Like "five thirty" "five up") ugh...

darrinbaker00
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:08 AM
I've never come accross that unless at the time it just seemed like a mistake.
At the high junior levels, players call out wrong scores all the time just to throw you off. :rolleyes:

My pet peeve was people saying "five" instead of "fifteen". It's like "really?" Wow, you're so cool. :rolleyes:
(Like "five thirty" "five up") ugh...
That's nothin'. I often hear 15-30 as "five-three," and 15-40 as "five-four." If I were you, my friend, I would avoid playing in the Oakland-Berkeley area at all costs. ;)

Jeff
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:32 AM
My pet peeve was people saying "five" instead of "fifteen". It's like "really?" Wow, you're so cool. :rolleyes:
(Like "five thirty" "five up") ugh...


Yeah I was going to say this too. I hate when they say five instead of 15.

Harvs
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:35 AM
never heard it

morningglory
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:35 AM
WEll... you might as well call 30-30 deuce then :shrug: They're pretty much equivalent

Ben.
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:42 AM
I have never heard of it, but yes it would be quite bloody annoying if you ask me.

I hate it when people at my tennis club s'times never project their voice to call out the score & they never tell you whether to replay the pts or not. I like have to go up & ask them, grrrrrrrrr.

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:43 AM
That's nothin'. I often hear 15-30 as "five-three," and 15-40 as "five-four." If I were you, my friend, I would avoid playing in the Oakland-Berkeley area at all costs. ;)

:haha: I went to Stanford... Hellawicked, right?
Or just hellacool?

G1Player2
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:48 AM
:haha: I went to Stanford... Hellwicked, right?


Undergrad right? And then your graduate work at Colombia. Or, NYU was it right? :rolleyes:

Keadz
Apr 12th, 2008, 06:58 AM
I was versing a player today who just made up new scores for each. 15-15 would 'fiddy a piece'. 30-15 would become 't' and a five. 30-30 is 3 and a 3. 40-30 would surprisingly stay the same!! deuce was 4 each, advantage would become 1 one away

He come up with plenty of other ones by I can't remember them. He's a nice guy though and its fun to play against him.

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:31 AM
Undergrad right? And then your graduate work at Colombia. Or, NYU was it right? :rolleyes:

:weirdo: You're really starting to freak me out with this shit. It's so creepy.

I've been over this a few times with you, God only knows why. :rolleyes:

Stanford: Undergrad.
Columbia: Med school
NYU: Med school rotations that last for months, you feel like a student there while doing them.

Do some research if you're going to nag me about my education/career. It's not uncommon at all that people have to move accross the country to do their pediatric, er, etc rotations in medical school. When I was at Columbia we hosted students from Kansas City, Toledo, Atlanta, Seattle, everywhere. Now this might be tough for you to wrap your little brain around-- but NYU and Columbia (and Cornell's med school) are on the same little isalnd of Manhattan.

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:33 AM
I was versing a player today who just made up new scores for each. 15-15 would 'fiddy a piece'. 30-15 would become 't' and a five. 30-30 is 3 and a 3. 40-30 would surprisingly stay the same!! deuce was 4 each, advantage would become 1 one away

He come up with plenty of other ones by I can't remember them. He's a nice guy though and its fun to play against him.

:haha: Glorious. If he was a junior he would rock that bitch!

CrossCourt~Rally
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:36 AM
WEll... you might as well call 30-30 deuce then :shrug: They're pretty much equivalent

MINI DEUCE :p

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:39 AM
MINI DEUCE :p

Loves it!

Jakeev
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:42 AM
Hmmm must be just a trend in your area. Definitely never hear that in SoCal and I play in one club and at least five different public courts.

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:44 AM
Hmmm must be just a trend in your area. Definitely never hear that in SoCal and I play in one club and at least five different public courts.

Pretty lucky for you that you've never come accross someone who has their own take on the scoring system. :eek:

kiwifan
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:47 AM
I'm in SoCal and I say "Five - Three", "Five - Four" and instead of calling an ad if its a game point and its mine I call "good guys" and if its my opponents I call "bad guys".

:nerner:

My regular opponent call ads at "three - four" :shrug:

s_j
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:49 AM
God, I hate it when people abbreviate the score or just call it something completely different, eg 30-40 as Ad-Out.

What's next? Every time it's 30-40 or the returner's Ad are they going to call it 'break point' instead?

faboozadoo15
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:52 AM
What's next? Every time it's 30-40 or the returner's Ad are they going to call it 'break point' instead?

I've heard it.

Some people yell "mine" for their ad.
I've heard people say "break point", which ads a new psychological twist, lol.

This one kid ALWAYS said when it was my match point "It all comes down to this..." The first time I had to turn around, have a laugh, and get my composure back.

s_j
Apr 12th, 2008, 07:59 AM
I've heard it.

Some people yell "mine" for their ad.
I've heard people say "break point", which ads a new psychological twist, lol.

This one kid ALWAYS said when it was my match point "It all comes down to this..." The first time I had to turn around, have a laugh, and get my composure back.

Oh God, yeah. Whenever I have a set point or match point against my coach he always goes: "No pressure!"

It's so annoying :lol:

Slutiana
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:09 AM
I do hate it when people ask you the score. Even If you just knew it, it throws you off and you forget. :o

s_j
Apr 12th, 2008, 09:18 AM
There's this guy I know and sometimes play at the tennis club. And OH MY GOD he can never keep track of the score! Either that, or he doesn't know how to score! Everytime we finish a point he walks back to the centre of the baseline, looks at where I am standing, and then goes to the opposite side. It's so annoying! I just think "what's so hard about tennis scoring?!" Sometime I just get pissed off a point at where he has to go. And I often have to remind him "You always start off on the right."