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leankints
11-14-2010, 04:25 AM
How do you play with a doubles partner that just frustrates you and blames you for losing games? I've been having that problem this week and it's just kind of frustrating. How do I deal with him?

Atomichaos
11-14-2010, 04:31 AM
lol first, try to find another partner if you can.
If you cant, just tell him to stfu. or just say listen, doubles is about working together not about who is better than each other- if you always blame me, then were never gonna win unless we work together and accept the mistakes that everyone will make.

Gl xD

josskuusk
11-17-2010, 05:47 PM
Get another partner. I`m sure that you can play much better then him if you want.

thekim
11-23-2010, 12:40 AM
Doubles is really fun to play, if you have a partner you don't play good with and frustrates you get another. I have a ton of fun with my friend as a doubles partner and even if we lose none of us gets frustrated.

Tek101
11-23-2010, 01:59 AM
how did you get matched with this teammate? Was it a coaches idea, one of the last people who didn't have a partner, or did you pick him? In any event I assume you are training for a competition; so if that said competition isn't really close I would suggest you find another available partner and if that doesn't work try to talk it out and see what's up.

char987
11-24-2010, 12:08 PM
new patner hes attitude or your styles dont work together

Atomichaos
11-24-2010, 10:56 PM
or u can not play play doubles at all

leankints
11-25-2010, 03:19 AM
it was my coaches decision, hahaha so i don't have much say. i have another doubles partner for a different competition and we do a lot better even though we're both right handers. he's left handed and we should mix well together, but i just have a hard time with him. hahahaha. he likes shouting at the opponent and stares them down. he's the hot headed type. haha, and i'm the exact opposite. if i make stupid mistake i just laugh it off and make sure to win the next point. he'll really make you feel bad even though there's nothing you can do about it anymore. and when i try to calm him down, he gets even more pissed and well iunno, gives you the hate vibes. i guess i just have to deal with him. the tournaments too close to change partners. i hope my coach just puts me in singles more.

char987
11-25-2010, 10:52 AM
it was my coaches decision, hahaha so i don't have much say. i have another doubles partner for a different competition and we do a lot better even though we're both right handers. he's left handed and we should mix well together, but i just have a hard time with him. hahahaha. he likes shouting at the opponent and stares them down. he's the hot headed type. haha, and i'm the exact opposite. if i make stupid mistake i just laugh it off and make sure to win the next point. he'll really make you feel bad even though there's nothing you can do about it anymore. and when i try to calm him down, he gets even more pissed and well iunno, gives you the hate vibes. i guess i just have to deal with him. the tournaments too close to change partners. i hope my coach just puts me in singles more.

good luck tell u show u get on :D

Dan
11-25-2010, 10:52 AM
it was my coaches decision, hahaha so i don't have much say. i have another doubles partner for a different competition and we do a lot better even though we're both right handers. he's left handed and we should mix well together, but i just have a hard time with him. hahahaha. he likes shouting at the opponent and stares them down. he's the hot headed type. haha, and i'm the exact opposite. if i make stupid mistake i just laugh it off and make sure to win the next point. he'll really make you feel bad even though there's nothing you can do about it anymore. and when i try to calm him down, he gets even more pissed and well iunno, gives you the hate vibes. i guess i just have to deal with him. the tournaments too close to change partners. i hope my coach just puts me in singles more.

You have a good attitude for the sport dude :D

leankints
11-25-2010, 11:08 AM
You have a good attitude for the sport dude :D

i have my bad moments as well. hahaha, but i try my best to see the sport in a positive way. it's supposed to be fun. hahaha

Dan
11-25-2010, 11:12 AM
i have my bad moments as well. hahaha, but i try my best to see the sport in a positive way. it's supposed to be fun. hahaha

Haha yeah we all do :D and yeah thats good dude! how long you been playing for?

leankints
11-25-2010, 11:22 AM
Haha yeah we all do :D and yeah thats good dude! how long you been playing for?

not long, around 3-4 years? but i've only been playing seriously for around a year or so. some of my teammates have been playing all their lives, i'm trying to catch up. hahahaha.

madamada
11-28-2010, 09:07 AM
it good to have a legty n a righty playing doubles because you can both use forehand:)

azlan
06-21-2012, 05:11 AM
I would just ditch him. :) But in a nice way. He's probably a nice fella off the table and a good friend. Probably stating that the strategy is not working well for us, or the just no chemistry. Or, if I really wanna get rid of him, I would say that I am holding him back. hehe

BUMP! :)

Der_Echte
06-21-2012, 06:45 AM
My first reaction to your post was to ask you to ask yourself a few questions.

Why does your partner feel like that?

Does your partner serve and give you a long ball to attack on 3rd ball, but do you push it back long and allow oppoent to strongly attack?

Do you frequently push the serve long to allow opponent to attack strong on 3rd ball?

Do you serve long and predictable to allow opponent to hit 2nd ball winners?

Those are several valid things that may cause your partner to feel like you are heavily contributing to lost points, which off course add up to a loss.


After reading your subsequent posts and getting a little more data from you about what is going on...

I would agree you have a positive attitude and outlook when things go bad.

Myself, I LOVE playing doubles at my club AND in competitions.

I give my partners the evil eye when they do those things I list above. I play div 2 in my city and you will get killed vs even div 4 players if you do those things. Am I perfect? Nope. You play what you can for your level and work teh best you can together. Usually doubles is real fun. It can suck if your partner is always giving away initive on easy balls and allowing opponets to blast winners. It can be especially irritating if you are an offensive player, but your partner does not provide you 1-2 or even zero chances to attack.

If the two players are div 5 for my city, it is common to push everything (you are not comfortable attacking) and those pushes are not exactly good pushes. It is natural in that situation to give away easy chances often, it is part of that level.

How you and partner feel depends a lot upon you level and what is expected for level of play, tactics, and teamwork.
Sometimes, playing doubles is for fun and socializing, so making chances and executing winning tactics is not always the priotity.
You seem to have a happy attitude and will get through fine.

Matt Hetherington
06-21-2012, 08:16 AM
How do you play with a doubles partner that just frustrates you and blames you for losing games? I've been having that problem this week and it's just kind of frustrating. How do I deal with him?

um, ya don't lol I used to play doubles with my sister and that happened all the time so we stopped playing with each other and I found other partners who were better for me to play with longer term :D

A good team is far more effective than the sum of both individual players and if there is blame and arguing during, or even between matches, then you really aren't doing yourselves any favours, it's better to have someone who you are comfortable playing with and who will keep you positive throughout the match and support you even when you aren't playing so well, in order to get you through the match. If you have someone telling you you're rubbish everytime you miss it's not going to help at all.