Yes but . . .
Who here has hit an opponent with a serve when the receiver was standing in a normal receiving position? I mean, it is really not that hard to duck or sidestep a ball struck from the opposite baseline?
I guess I can see getting tricked by spin -- I once had to catch a twist serve from a 4.0 guy. But . . . I *caught* it. Where's the risk of injury?
I mean, the biggest pro servers in the world do not send linespeople to the hospital. It is a rare thing to see a linesperson get nailed by a serve in a pro match. So why would a 4.0 guy think he is going to hit or even hurt a 4.0 woman with his serve?
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-- Master Moonballer
Last edited by Cindysphinx; 08-21-2012 at 10:37 AM.