I had this singles match recently. Since I don't play much league singles, I wasn't sure how certain things are normally handled. I won the toss and elected to serve. The opponent handed me the three balls, and I handed her one and said, "Hey, would you mind holding one?" She held one for a couple of points and then eventually sent it over to me. For the rest of the match, she kept sending me the third ball. But I didn't want to hold the third ball. It bothers me; it's just too much going on under my skirt and I worry it will fall out. I wasn't sure what to do. I actually thought about putting the third ball on the bench. Is it unusual for the receiver to hold the third ball? Was I out of line to ask this? Should I have kept asking her to hold it? When she served, she kept two balls and put the second along the back curtain. This bothered me some, as I don't like having extra balls on the court if it can be avoided. I knew the rule allows me to ask her to clear it, but I would have felt like a jerk doing that, so I tried to ignore it. Would I have been a jerk to object to this and ask her to hold the third ball or let me hold it? Finally, she played very quickly. We would finish a point, and I would want to take a practice swing and then go to the baseline to receive and bounce around some and think. But no. The instant she stepped up to the line, she was ready to mumble the score and serve. I didn't wish to stall and was willing to play to the reasonable pace of the server, but I felt very rushed. What can I do within the rules to slow things down when this happens?