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raiden031
02-10-2009, 05:37 AM
What is the difference between "up the line" and "down the line"?

shanker
02-10-2009, 05:42 AM
Maybe which end of the court you are standing...

Greg

[osu]ilovecows
02-10-2009, 05:43 AM
there's really no difference..although 'down the line' is used more often

fuzz nation
02-10-2009, 06:25 AM
...half full - half empty...

...chicken vs. egg...

Maybe it depends on which side of the equator or the international date line you're playing on?...

No real difference in my tiny brain. I'm sure that I've used both terms to express that exact same thing.

LeeD
02-10-2009, 07:41 AM
Up the line, you're hitting the ball North
Down the line, you're hitting the ball South
:twisted::twisted:

ShcMad
02-10-2009, 07:44 AM
I kind of remember that back in 2005/2006, tennis commentators used "down the line" a lot more often. But nowadays, it seems everyone and their mother working at ESPN and Tennis Channel says "up the line."

raiden031
02-10-2009, 07:48 AM
I kind of remember that back in 2005/2006, tennis commentators used "down the line" a lot more often. But nowadays, it seems everyone and their mother working at ESPN and Tennis Channel says "up the line."

Thats why I brought up the question. I started hearing "up the line" all the time and couldn't figure out why the sudden change in terminology. I refuse to use "up the line" because I hate the way it sounds.

LeeD
02-10-2009, 07:52 AM
When you drive your car, you drive UP NORTH.
When you drive your car, the other way, you drive DOWN SOUTH.

raiden031
02-10-2009, 07:55 AM
When you drive your car, you drive UP NORTH.
When you drive your car, the other way, you drive DOWN SOUTH.

So we should bring our compass to every match so we know whether we are hitting UP or DOWN the line?

LeeD
02-10-2009, 07:58 AM
And don't forget, in Ozland, the water in the flushing toilet spins the opposite way!
And in Chile, it's down North and UP south:):)

Geezer Guy
02-10-2009, 09:00 AM
Topspin shots are hit Up the line.
Slice shots are hit Down the line.