What's the correct call?

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  1. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    I remember playing this clown who used to make bad calls on me left and right, but I beat him all the time anyway. Well, I did something to him that makes me wonder if it was the right call. We were playing on a very rundown court with a lot of cracks and one of my serves hit a crack going lengthwise. That was my first no bounce ace ever as the ball hit the crack and rolled fast. I told him we play the court, but in retrospect, I'm wondering if that was supposed to be a let. What's the correct call? Is that a let because he had no shot at a play or is it a super strange ace?
     
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  2. Nellie

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    I would say its your ace. What is the grounds for a let?

    for example, if you play in the fall, you may be on the court with a lot of leaves on one end.

    Thats why you switch sides to equalize the odds.
     
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  3. tfm1973

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    i'm fairly sure it's the same as if there was a small pebble on his side of the court and you hit it. he can't call a let. it's essentially part of the court. it's his responsibility to clear the court. much the same as when you start a match on a court with cracks and potholes. once you agree to play -- you accept the cracks and potholes.

    if it's a social match -- i'd determine beforehand whether you want to play lets on those balls or just play it out. either way.
     
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  4. NiteFly

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    It sounds the same as if you hit the tape on a clay court too. I've been taking those points. I hope that is correct.
     
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  5. VGP

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    I'm assuming you hit the crack inside the service box.

    If so, yeah, you got a no bounce ace.
     
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  6. origmarm

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    I think you made the right call there
     
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  7. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    It was definitely inside the serve box and it looked like a damn fissure.
     
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  8. tfm1973

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    San Andreas Double Fault?
     
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  9. Rickson

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    Not that big a fissure.
     
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  10. Cindysphinx

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    It's easy.

    Aim every serve for the crack.
     
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