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m1stuhxsp4rk5
09-02-2007, 12:24 PM
anybody every hit a tennis ball through a intact fence? i did it yesterday when i was playing a match with my cousin. i thought the ball disappeared when my cousin said it when through the fence.

AznHylite
09-02-2007, 12:32 PM
It is definitely possible as I have done it countless times. It just has to hit the centre of the chain link and then with some spin it should get stuck/go through.

Chauvalito
09-02-2007, 12:38 PM
I hit an ace once, down the middle, that went through the fence. It was very satisfying :)

shojun25
09-02-2007, 12:51 PM
yeah its possible. my friend did it when he was practicing serves. first the ball got stuck like more than halfway in the fence and it just fell out on the other side. and it was a pretty decent ball too, not a dead ball.

JKN666
09-02-2007, 12:57 PM
i remember hitting a winner against my friend when we were rallying and out of nowhere the ball disappeared when it shot past my friend.
so long story short when we left the courts my friend spotted the ball a couple of meters from the courts.

Hot Sauce
09-02-2007, 01:17 PM
Yeah, it happens quite often. You need some good spin on the ball.

kngoPITT
09-02-2007, 01:20 PM
It happens pretty often atleast when I play. It's usually my friend who hits his first serve long that it ends up stuck in the fence or it goes through.

EricW
09-02-2007, 01:29 PM
Yesterday I hit a forehand winner straight through the fence while standing 5 feet behind the baseline, and a serve in the corner out wide on the deuce court straight through the fence. Both with a fresh can of balls too, I was pretty proud of myself

dave333
09-02-2007, 01:57 PM
Depends on the size of the holes.

EricW
09-02-2007, 02:20 PM
Depends on the size of the holes.

All the intact fences that surround tennis courts have the same size holes..

boobik2371
09-02-2007, 02:49 PM
it happens the first time i did it last year i was excited. now i do it more often last night i did it off of a frehand. and a few days before when i was practicing serves

steve d
09-02-2007, 03:00 PM
All the intact fences that surround tennis courts have the same size holes..


I always thought the same thing. But it seems some fences are manufactured with slightly larger gaps between the wire. I don't know if its by design or a glitch in the manufacturing process.

I went to England a few years ago and served on 3 different courts. At each one I repeatedly served balls right through the fence. I don't remember them sticking in the fence like they usually do on most fences, just shooting right on through. It was frustrating because then you have to go chase them.

Since then I have ran across a few other courts with slightly bigger openings, including the courts at my alma mater, Truman State University.

Jonnyf
09-02-2007, 03:08 PM
I do it all the time.

soggyramen
09-02-2007, 03:13 PM
i've done it a couple times with a backhand winner...it kinda boosts your confidence quite a bite

krz
09-02-2007, 03:51 PM
just got done playing with my buddy... hes got a big flat serve and a big kicker. I loss count of how many times he sent it through the fence. Good thing there are courts on the other side so they just throwem back over to us.

dave333
09-02-2007, 04:39 PM
No, one school I go to has bigger holes and I knocked a couple through. It was more of a plasticy fence.

The one at my school is metal and seems smaller as I play here so much more yet the most I can do is get a ball stuck.

Hidious
09-02-2007, 04:44 PM
Some courts have regular fences not really made for tennis; the ball goes through all the time. Some have smaller holes but it's still possible the hit throught them. A good tennis court will have a fence designed for tennis with small holes and it's "impossible" (i think) to hit through them.

Ambivalent
09-02-2007, 05:45 PM
I hit a flat serve through the fence once. Funny thing is, the serve was a let, just barely (it kinda clipped the net but because of the speed it was travelling, it just kept going). Let me find the clip.

Ahh here it is

http://youtube.com/watch?v=kQOHCXzsUY0

If you turn up the sound you can hear the ball clipping the tape. Dont know if youtube quality can see the ball bouncing around after it passed through the fence though.

Service Ace
09-02-2007, 05:53 PM
I do it about once every time I have serving practice.

WBF
09-02-2007, 06:38 PM
PITA. Happens several times a session when practicing serves. There's a hill right behind the court on one side, poison ivy on the other >:-0.

ewcrider
09-03-2007, 03:24 PM
All the intact fences that surround tennis courts have the same size holes..

not they dont. most courts i have seen do have the same sized holes, which i often hit balls through or get the ball stuck in the links. i have seen, however, smaller links which the ball does not go through. these smaller holes suck, because the ball bounces off them a lot more, so the ball always goes back into the court after hitting the fence

usfferjenn
09-04-2007, 07:14 PM
i do this at least once while practicing serves.

SlapShot
09-05-2007, 06:21 AM
PITA. Happens several times a session when practicing serves. There's a hill right behind the court on one side, poison ivy on the other >:-0.

+1

The courts that I practice at mostly are set up strange, and there's an area between the sets of courts that you can't get to from either side, so I've lost a few balls from time to time.

Major MITA.

TennsDog
09-05-2007, 05:31 PM
I hit balls through the fence multiple times pretty much every time I practice my serves. It gets annoying, really, to have to continually go chase them down, especially here at school where there is a court directly behind the fence. I actually hit a serve one time that went through two fences (we had pods of two courts with about a 4 foot walkway between them). That was pretty cool, but usually it's just more of a hassle. I much more prefer to see how high I can make the balls hit the back fence.

Tarqs
09-06-2007, 03:07 AM
Its really common when im serving or i get a bit angry at my game and hit a ball into the fence..

Hoot
09-06-2007, 06:33 AM
I can hit it over the fence. Does that count? :D

TennsDog
09-06-2007, 12:04 PM
I can hit it over the fence. Does that count? :D

Off of a lob, sure. :)

jasoncho92
09-08-2007, 07:58 PM
All the intact fences that surround tennis courts have the same size holes..
Im sure since they have a special tennis court fence that ALL tennis courts are surrounded by -_-. Ive seen around 3 diff sizes and one was a lot bigger than the other two

Purostaff
09-08-2007, 10:02 PM
Yup did it once... had a good chuckle.

JW10S
09-08-2007, 10:15 PM
All the intact fences that surround tennis courts have the same size holes..No, they don't...

CashDudeHomie
09-08-2007, 10:28 PM
Some chainlink fences will be pulled tighter making the holes just slightly bigger, it just depends on the construction crew. I've stuck a couple at my courts, but I've never seen anyone, even the 4.5 guys, hit one through for some reason.

Gmedlo
09-08-2007, 11:13 PM
Most "tennis" fences are too small for it too happen; cheaper fences are another story. At my local park any flat serve over 90mph goes through the fence, and most kick serves that get to it at the upper portion of arc.

bluestreak711
09-09-2007, 10:22 AM
anybody every hit a tennis ball through a intact fence? i did it yesterday when i was playing a match with my cousin. i thought the ball disappeared when my cousin said it when through the fence.

i havent but my tennis cousiler did and still does

one day during clinic we were playing oplympic tennis and he served and it sizzled loudly went through the fence and almost went through the fence behind it

you see they were two fences there one sperating the court and the wall and another to close it in

Gee Willikers Batman!
09-09-2007, 11:05 AM
You can easily do this by standing 5-10 feet behind the baseline and slicing the ball through, slicing tends to go through more then hitting flat. Try it out.

Purostaff
09-21-2007, 11:46 PM
I hit an ace once, down the middle, that went through the fence. It was very satisfying :)

After 3 hours of practicing today, I somehow fired an ace out wide from ad court through the middle of the fence... the guy on the next court was went O_O

Best part was people were walking behind the fence to see it :D Luckily I didn't hit anyone. Thought I'd share my minute of fame.

surfryder
09-22-2007, 05:33 AM
my buddy manages to get it stuck in the netting covering the fence quite often. hes never put it through the fence but has seen me do it a few times off serves or backhand slice shots, but i think its very impressive to get a ball stuck in the fence through the mesh.

anyone else ever do that?

BURN-E
09-23-2007, 01:54 PM
try some backspin forehands from bout ten meters from fence. do it real hard and every ball goes through

In2theriver
09-23-2007, 09:25 PM
Haha this happens all the time to me, sometimes I even like to knock a few at the fence just to see if I can get one to shoot through.

If the ball goes fast enough and hits the right spot, well yeah it goes right through.

Its annoying having to go get the tennis balls after that though....:(



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Swissv2
09-23-2007, 11:03 PM
Yeah, it happens quite often. You need some good spin on the ball.


Definately got that right, as well as a slippery fence or the right conditions. I have done it several times.

ananda
09-24-2007, 02:11 AM
Depends on the size of the holes.
ack it depends on the size of the balls.
:-)