What to do about CHEATING in tournaments?
I played a money tournament with a referee and a for fun tournament without referees.
We overturned a bad call by the ref because it happened in two consecutive service games by our opponents--realize that this was for $1000 USD in Thailand but it was just such a bad call by the ref--he just missed it.
BUT to our opponent's credit, they overturned one against us at 7-4, with us being the 4 serving to stay in and the game score 15-30, in the pro set. The winner of this Quarterfinal match is guaranteed 210 USD as loser in semi, loser in final gets 500 USD.
Then, I play another tournament with no prize money and people are making ridiculous calls--round robin, first service game two bad calls, my service game one bad call, and then, my partner's next service game two bad calls. Now this is awkward as there really is no referee to call in to watch--plus it's Thailand--that would be shameful and very, very bad sportsmanship (irony) so we just keep playing
I did the are you sure? I did a small payback call (sadness I know)
But what is the solution--
1. the peg? (you hit them, they can't call it out--someone actually hit me, but it was just a tennis play)
2. the payback call ( I felt guilty for the whole day and we won)
3. grin and bear it
4. next level, get the ref which would be very, very bad as people would get very, very offended.
I don't want to ever do the pay back call, it's just sad and stains the win. However, equally sad and people will troll me, when my partner makes the call, it's okay. That's being honest. And I won't over turn my partner in a tournament (I play with the same partners in all my tournaments)
Solution to Cheating