This thread title may be dating me - but I really can't take people talking during a point, or between points if I'm starting my service motion. I know that non-league games are supposed to be "friendly" (and certainly are, in my book) but this happens too frequently. My policy is to catch my serve until I have silence and everyone is ready and focused (sometimes eliciting a sour look or two in my direction). But during a point, after the ball has been served - no excuses right? Maybe there are no rules - but other than a "mine" or "yours" or the odd grunt, I think talking during a point is at best rude, and at worst bad sportsmanship. Don't get me started about the epic conversations on changeovers that should be relegated to after-match coffees - but I can always just walk away from those and stretch or drink more water.