why do we need line judges

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  1. makhan10

    makhan10 Banned

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    why cant the chair umpire call the lines
     
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  2. Defcon

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    Then what will the players aim for when they serve down the T :confused:

    Worst idea ever!
     
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  3. Oui c'est moi.

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    10 linespeople
     
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  4. raiden031

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    Thats easy, because he can't see them!
     
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  6. jwbarrientos

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    Because umpire has no balls to make calls and need someone to blame. Seriously speaking, you can't be serious (if you played tennis once). :confused:
     
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  7. woodrow1029

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    We do call most of the lines at futures and ITF juniors tournaments. Hardest type of officiating there is, especially when we are calling the center serve and far side lines.
     
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  8. canadave

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    When I read the title of this thread, I assumed it was about Hawkeye.
     
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  9. RFLEGEND

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    well we need them because the chair umpire cant call the shot if its to far away so the lines men to it
     
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  10. sureshs

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    It is called parallax error. When you are not looking straight ahead, you cannot judge correctly.
     
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  11. ElSuegro

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    As good as hawkeye is, I look forward to the day when we won't need it or linespeople. When the technology will make accurate calls instantly, without challenges or fallible humans.
     
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  12. sureshs

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    Not to mention just the distance
     
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