Got a question for everyone out there. There is one player that I run into occasionally who will do one of two things every match. 1. Deliberately return out serves into the net, and then leave them on the court. Then he will wait until I am about to serve my 2nd serve, he will slowly walk to the ball and remove it, and then purposely say "2nd Serve", ruining the servers rhythm. 2. When he serves a 1st serve into the net, he will leave it out on the court, making sure it is a distraction. Here is what I do to counter it. 1. After he delays going to remove the ball from the court on his return into the net, I will say "Is this a let? I assume that this means it is a let." This really blows his stack, because I am shoving his own attempt at delaying the server rhythm by taking two serves. 2. When he leaves the ball on the court after putting his 1st serve into the net and not retrieving it, just as he is about to hit his 2nd serve, I will hold up my hand and ask him to pick up the ball off the playable court surface. I detest this kind of gamesmanship. I would like to know what the official rules are for both these situations. Is he required to remove a ball in the playable court surface immediately? Is he allowed to deliberately hit balls into the net and then try to delay the 2nd serve?