I'm amazed at how much foot faulting I see in adult league play

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by AR15, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. mucat

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    You don't understand. The reason a cop cannot give you a speed ticket for small amount of speeding (say 5km over) is because of potential equipment error. The driver can appeal in court and the ticket will get throw away. It is just a waste of everyone's time and money. It is much more productive/profitable to nail the big offender. Those reasons has nothing to do with tennis.

    That's why it is an apple orange comparison and probably that's why AR15 think your logic is strange.
     
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  2. mucat

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    Isn't it obvious?

    I enjoy clean tennis and fast cars. :D
     
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    No, quite the opposite. I am suggesting we should make every attempt to follow the rules, to the letter of the law, as much as possible, even if some people think some of the rules (like slight foot faults) are silly.
     
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    I'll leave the rules changes to the higher authorities. In the mean time, I'll follow them as written to the best of my ability.
     
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    And I would suggest that, because slight footfaults are customarily not enforced, it is awkward when some people do enforce them.

    That said, I get called for a footfault each and every time I play a tournament (which isn't often). It's no big deal to me. I just back off the line ~6" or so and never get called a second time.

    I don't mind officials enforcing the rule. I'd just never do it myself against an opponent unless it was large and I thought they were actually getting an advantage out of it.
     
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