People are calling for babies to banned from the tennis due to their ill-timed crying.
Alissa Warren writes on nine honey about her recent experience at the tennis over the weekend.
“I couldn’t hide my shock at hearing a baby cry in two of the matches during crucial moments of the game. Both times, the baby was screaming, yelling. It’s unnecessary at best and disrespectful – even rude – at worst.”
She added, “It happened again last night as world number one Rafa Nadal played for a spot in the semi-final. Nadal paused moments before serving. He resumed and, incidentally, lost the point.”
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The mum of four added she is no baby hater but, “There are times when babies are not welcome and I won’t be silent about that.”
People agree with Alissa and have added that they should also be banned from the theatre and movie cinemas.
“Yes, and the theatre. It’s time people stopped thinking about themselves.”
“Yes. Same with movies.”
“It’s a long time to expect them to sit quietly. I don’t know why anyone would want to take them. Not fair on the Baby to have to sit in the sun.”
“It was ten at night, take your baby home to bed..”
“Children under 5 yrs should NOT be allowed at the tennis.”
Parents lack support
However one comment on the Daily Telegraph pointed out that we are a society that really lacks support and empathy. “Maybe if we were a more caring society, parents wouldn’t be so isolated in the first place and there would be someone to mind the baby so mum could go too.”
“Who knows why that baby was in the crowd on Rod Laver Arena, but perhaps if his or her parents were better supported, they would have had an alternative option.”
Alys Gagnon added, “I firmly believe children have the same rights to spaces that adults do, but with those rights come responsibilities and those must be borne by parents.”
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