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Old 11-28-2008, 04:21 AM   #45
Join Date: Apr 2004
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Originally Posted by blakesq View Post
Its completely legal to move when the other side is serving.
If the purpose of the move is to distract the server, then it is a hiderance.... but of course that is a subjective decision.

I played a match where everytime I tossed my serve the "up-man" would start shuffling his feet (causing squeaking). I tossed and caught a couple of times, each time he would "squeak" just as I tossed. Finally I served and hit the up man. I told him I was sorry, but I was distracted by a squeaking noise coming from "somewhere". Then I called the score (taking the point) and moved to the other side. The look on his face as priceless and the mysterious squeaking never returned.
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