Double bounce or not?

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by zcarzach, May 21, 2012.

  1. Carefree

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    I think it's possible that he wasn't cheating. Some people don't realize how late they get to the ball and they think they get it just before it hits the ground as opposed to just after. It's also the angle that you view it at, people are stretching and they aren't looking at the ball at contact (that's why there are so may "tips" telling you to watch the ball through contact.

    I would definitely say that it bounced twice, but it's ultimately his call.

    If it were me, and you said it bounced twice I'd probably take your word for it as you are in a better position to see it than me. Though I do know it's my call.
     
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  2. Fintft

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    So, the team that did the double bounced has the final word on it?
     
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  3. beernutz

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    In an unofficiated match, the team on the side where the double bounce occurred has the final word on whether to call it or not.
     
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  4. AtomicForehand

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    When I call a double bounce on myself (which I had to do three times today...boo), I say...

    "Double bounce. Your point."

    If I said "Not up" I don't think anyone would have any kind of clue what that meant.
     
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  5. Mel911

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    I agree! I've never heard of "not up" before, though I believe everyone who says it's the right way to express a double bounce.

    I usually yell loudly "two, Two, TWO! Don't hit me!" Doesn't always work, though!:oops:
     
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  6. tennis_ocd

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    one of those tennis things; opponents call but/while you likely have a much better view of play. next point.
     
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  7. IA-SteveB

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    Well said. I hate it when people call people cheaters on a call. Not everyone is perfect on calls and this is just the way he saw the situation.
     
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