Originally Posted by AlpineCadet
I guess you can narrowly agree, lol. But first off, there are many times where a ball flies long, and there are also many others times where the ball lands very close to the lines. Secondly, what would you do if you and I were playing singles, and I launched a ball that had no chance of going into the court. You are well behind the baseline, and, for some odd reason,
you just stop the ball (because both YOU AND I know it's out.) How would you feel if your opponent, me, claims that point? I agree with your other post, that if it's a close call, the you should let it land first. But if the ball is clearly sailing...
Also, did you read post 18? Maybe that will help paint a better picture of why I feel this way.
there is a 0% chance i would stop a ball like that. maybe it's because i play more than you, but if i want to win a point i understand that my opponent has to miss a shot or i have to hit a winner. do you see basketball players stop balls "on their way" out of bounds? someone made a good point about "gimmies" in golf...