scorekeeping wristband

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  1. Bedrock

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    Is it legal to use scorekeeping wristband during offical USTA match?
     
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  2. BMC9670

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    Is it electronic or a dial type (like a baseball count keeper?) I think the rules say no electronic devices, but don't specify what type.
     
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  3. Bedrock

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    Yes,
    It is an electronic device.
    I cannot find the rules(explanation) about electronic devices.
    I do not want to say my opinion about it I want to see the offical rules which manage this subject.
    Is there anybody can provide a reference to it?
     
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  4. woodrow1029

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    Page 26 of the Friend at Court:


    USTA Comment 30.1:
    A player may bring to the court written notes
    that were prepared before the start of the match and may read these notes
    during the match. A player may not use electronic devices such as cell
    phones, digital messaging systems, radios, mp3 players, cd and dvd
    players, cassette players, and any device capable of receiving
    communication. Hearing aids and watches not capable of receiving
    messages are permitted. A player desiring to use any other electronic
    device should first ask the Referee whether the device may be used.

    I don't know about the electronic scoring device. How reliable is it? Is it going to cause delays (if it has a glitch or something)? Is it going to add confusion if you forget to update it for a couple of consecutive points or something? If it always works, and it is always updated, and it helps, I think it's a good idea. I would have to see it before I would say if I would allow it. I think just calling the score before every point is still the way to go.

     
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  5. Bedrock

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    Thank you for ref.

    Another concern is that such device suppose to be available to both player, so both of them could control it.
    The person who is using scorekeeping wristband may make a mistake but another player will be not aware of it and does not have an option to make a correction. That creates additional option for confusion.

    Do you think it is a reasonable concern?
     
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