[tennisbiz] Re: Junior Development is not about etiquette
<x-charset iso-8859-1>Mike Rush might be confused I will explain,
Mike, It was not Manolo but Sergio who said.
A breach of etiquette anywhere especially on the ATP Tour,
Is when a player yells at the top of his lungs to the umpire, while the
crowd is going ape in applause:
"You have no F_ _ K_ NG balls! The ball was out!"
(Stockholm Open against Peter Lundgreen)
This and other insults in other occasions in different matches you can
see the fines in the umpires own hand writing at the ATP HQ in Florida.
When a player makes a mistake and flicks his racket backwards at
great velocity and it just misses a lines woman by inches at the
Australian Open (match against Johnas Sevensson)
Throw a match because you are frustrated and things are not going your
way (against Jay Berger US Clay then in Wild Dunnes, Charleston)
Etc....I had to deal with it and teach the "etiquette" day in and day out
That is why Mike has never heard of Jim Courier having poor etiquette.
and because of etiquette sex appeal etc..;
I like Jim and I am a good friend of his. Also, I think Jim is a great guy
and a good
person. Jim was a great guy to work with, we NEVER had a moment of 2nd
thoughts, things were professionally addressed as needed.
But, facts are facts. Jim was never able to pierce into the tennis market
even at his
highest level, for example; Nike gave Jim a 5 million contract while at the
time Andre was getting 25 million. Andre played for millions with Donnay &
Head while Jim was under ranking bonus contract with Wilson...etc...etc..
Anyway everything is very complex and of course etiquette and formal
important factors and are part of the responsibilities of a good teaching
they are not the reason why champions exist.
Hope this sheds some light on the subject.
Received on Fri May 02 2003 - 08:54:01 CDT