Tennis rules and etiquette query

Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by IA-SteveB, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. jmnk

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    if I may - why would you think that Ad Out equals 7 points? I mean, isn't it as incorrect, or even more so, than calling 30-40 score as Ad out?
     
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  2. tennis_ocd

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    a correct ad out implies 7+ points have been played. 30-40; 5 points. some call 30-30 deuce. Many use "oh" in lieu of "love." Some even only call out one score, "40" if at 40-0 or 0-40. One guy regularly tracks and calls out number of deuces; "3rd deuce." I smile when girls regularly call out "love-love." Purists must cringe.
     
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  3. Bdarb

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    don't forget 40-5 = 40-15
     
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  4. catfish

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    Same goes for league rules. If you are going to play in a league (USTA or other) you should follow the league rules. I find it weird that many people consider it "uncool" to read or refer to league rules made easily available to them. But they don't seem to mind getting into heated disputes when they could have simply read and followed the rules.
     
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  5. struggle

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    "30 here" = 30 - 0

    or

    "43" ("forty-three") when calling games score of 4 - 3 (I mean, wtf. how lazy is all this crap?)

    i prefer the score to be called normally as it helps all the fans understand what the heck is going on (hahahaha). really though, even when watching (us few that do on occasion) it's nice to hear a normal score call.
     
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  6. newpball

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    One would assume that anyone who plays tennis knows how to count. :)

    As far as I know the only (international) point of counting contention is 40-40, which may be "Forty all" or "Deuce".
     
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  7. stapletonj

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    While I would never get mad about it, 30-30 is not deuce.
    (I have heard some folks call it "baby deuce", tho, kinda cute)

    In fencing, there is no ad. go to 5, first to 5, that's it.
    4-4 was called "La Belle", and it was since both opponents had acquitted themselves well and it was impliedly acknowledged that they each were worthy opponents of the other.

    Same in tennis. Especially with the unique scoring tennis has. Even if you get beat 6-2 or even 6-1, if every game went to 40-40, you had a competitive match, your opponent was just stronger when it counted. IT is not the same thing as getting to 30-30 only and your opponent getting the next two.

    Therefore, calling 30-30 "deuce" cheapens the meaning of the word deuce and should not be done.
     
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  8. TimeSpiral

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    Hey, brother.

    TT is both a functional and a philosophical forum. Typical, when someone presents a rules scenario, it is intellectually stimulating for some of the members to analyze the scenario from a technical perspective.

    It's my position that the majority of time spent playing tennis, for most members here, is well-mannered, good spirited, competition. When outlying situations happen, the members bring it here to be dissected.

    I think you've inadvertently conflated the behavior of a tennis forum to what happens in real life.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  9. NLBwell

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    This works well.
    Too bad so many people don't believe in this now in our modern society.
     
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