I was playing dubs today. My doubles partner that I play with and shared a state championship with in previous years--took a shot on an overhead on another friend of mine during a friendly match. The shot hit my other friend in the shorts--but did not hit the body. I shook my head in dis-approval, and a conversation ensued. I shared that it is never right to hit a ball that hard in an overhead at a guy at the net when he is your friend and it is friendly play and not in a tournament. He disagreed stating it was 'tennis' and 'just tennis' and told me to get over it. We played two more games and the set ended and we all switched partners. I thought about the scenario more and had to get it off my chest as we were still discussing it in the next set with new partners. At 2-all in the last set, the discussion got heated. He asked why I was so pissed--and I declared that one should not hit at a fellow friend in practice and friendly play and that any 4.5 with skills could hit an overhead away from their friend to win a point versus hitting them at point blank. He once again disagreed. I told him not to take my opinion personal, but my thought is that no friend hits another friend in practice play intentionally. Later in the set, during a tie-breaker with my side up 7-6, he had a forehand to hit at my partner and I at point blank and shanked it into the net and we won the last set. My friend that shanked the ball was livid. Pissed. Threw his stick out of the court and into the grass citing our previous conversation and stated he would kill me at the net any and any time he had the chance because I got in his head about the whole ordeal. I may have lost a dubs partner and friend. Was I wrong or right? Is it okay to hit a friend in friendly/practice play?