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  1. yourmailman

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    I had an incident the other night and am looking for clarification.

    I have already posted about this in another thread, but wanted opinions.

    During a mixed doubles match, I made a serve to the deuce court that my team thought landed on the singles line. The returner hit the ball into the net, and then walked to the net and picked up the ball and threw it over the net. Then stayed at the net as if to say serve to the add court is coming.

    Before I could serve, our opponent's partner declared that the serve was out. They then moved back to receive second serve and agreed that the serve was out.

    Am I wrong in thinking that the point was over and should have been awarded to us?
     
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  2. goober

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    I thought all calls had to be immediate. You cannot wait until your return hits the net and pick up the ball and then call the serve out.
     
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  3. goober

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    Here's the excerpt from the code :

     
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  4. woodrow1029

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    Was the opponent's partner claiming that they made the call, but nobody heard it? Or, did it really take that long to make the call?

    In the first situation, I would probably give the opponent's the benefit of the doubt the first time, with the warning that the calls need to be louder.

    If it was the second situation, then bad luck. Too late. Server wins the point.
     
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  5. yourmailman

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    I don't believe there was an immediate call from the partner. It was a bit noisy, but their partner didn't indicate they heard a call until they were at the net and had tossed the ball back over. I can understand picking up the ball since it was in the service box, but to me throwing it back meant point over.

    Add to it, calls from the other side of the net had been iffy at best the whole match.

    Thanx for confirming.
     
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  6. 3fees

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    They have to call it out quickly or hand signal its out quickly.
     
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  7. IA-SteveB

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    I like stories about tennis that start out with "there was an incident."

    I agree that there should have been an immediate call. :)
     
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  8. tennis tom

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    You got hosed, no doubt about it! Was this a competitive scores reported match or rec social?
     
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  9. tennis_ocd

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    They were likely discussing whether to call you for FFing.
     
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  10. rufus_smith

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    You should've gotten two new serves at least. This kind of thing seems to happen more often in mixed doubles esp. when the woman is the returner.
     
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  11. yourmailman

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    This was a league match, scores reported.
     
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