Originally Posted by andfor
On the doubles court all line calls on each teams side of the net can be made be made by both players. The court is not divided in half.
To play winning doubles the court should be divided in half, deuce and ad sides; yes either player can make the call but should they?Doing so leads to situations like the OP was involved in.
The player down the line has the best view and should make the call. If not sure they could ask for some help from partner to confirm. The opponent down that line would have a better view and if it's a "friendly" match, and, you wanted an accurate answer, ask your opponent (and have a lie-detector in your bag).