Surely there must be a rule against this

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by Cindysphinx, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. kylebarendrick

    kylebarendrick Professional

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    The benefit of (d) is that any delays are purely the responsibility of the server and you are at no risk of needing to offer a first serve.
     
  2. tennis tom

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    And one of the unintended consequences is, if the ball ricochets back off the fence, a fence post or is blown back by the wind and you step on it spraining an ankle or fracturing a femur. I see this everyday, big brave guys who could easily have done b) and c) but let the ball fly by, not disdaining to look back to see it's final disposition. They put the onus of responsibility on me to warn them the ball is dangerously at their feet distracting me. I'll warn them once--but if this is the way they like their balls to roll, heck with them--let the macho guy step on it--I've heard the femur makes quite a sound when it breaks--a win's a win. And I'm sure if they injure themselves, they will be the first to blame me--"Why didn't you warn me!!!"--as they are being gurneyed away.
     
  3. corbind

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    I do block it back into the net most of the time since it keeps the ball easy to retrieve for the next point in doubles.. I chip it back (loopy) when I'm not quite sure if it's going in but have started my motion while my brain is processing if it's in or out.

    I despise those who hit obvious balls back screaming past me at the net in doubles. Absolutely unnecessary. And I'm usually relaxed and flat-footed when I see my partner's serve out. So when testosterone boy smacks a screamer past my head or body I'm not all too thrilled.
     
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  4. volleygirl

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    I have never seen that either and cant believe you kept your cool. Wow
     
  5. kylebarendrick

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    If someone decides to continue playing without even looking where the ball went, then they deserve to get hurt. So there!
     
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    Why the heck is it always you that is always having these gripes and complaints? Give it a break already, go out and play , and stop complaining all the time!
     
  7. tennis tom

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    I'm with you, I'm not gonna' feel guilty about it if they're too stupid to see where the ball stopped rolling.
     

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