I was wondering, are you allowed to call your own serves out? I was playing someone, and I served. It seems pretty obviously out to me, about 4-5 inches, but apparently my opponent didn't see it and hit it back. Now, I didn't know whether or not he was just hitting it back as a fault, or hitting it back as a return. It landed at my feet and I made absolutely no attempt to hit the ball. I tried to explain that I thought the ball was clearly out, but I just let my opponent have the point. Am I allowed to call my own first serves out? Or, should I just hit any ball that an opponent returns if theres no action telling me its out (a call or a raise of the finger), regardless of how flagrantly out I think it is?