Originally Posted by NTRPolice
Show me an example of a "pro screaming after they hit the ball". Dont show me a clip of normal stroke sounds, even for delayed ones like Ferrers grunts, or Del Po's "early warning" grunts either.
There is a difference between a grunt and an exclamation.
Also, a pro yelling c'mon after they've clearly won the point is a different story. When an official is presiding over a match, they have to determine if the player had a play at the ball. In all instances ive seen, a player who touches the ball after such exclamation has been given a grievance freebie. In some cases is a "let". In most cases its a loss of point.
I've never called a hindrance on anyone. I just wont do it unless its obvious to me that they're pushing the limit. I'm also the type of person who gives gratuitous line calls and overrules my partner frequently depending on how legit they call the lines. It's why some people refuse to play with me.
If I even think that the ball has touched even 1mm of the line, I will call it good. Ever so often ill realize the ball was an inch (maybe even 2) long, but it dosent bother me.
I actually warn my partner all the time about her exclamations. She does the "watch out!" thing. I tell her she has to watch that in a playoff because someone will more than likely call it in a close game. 1) For a free point 2) "Gamesmanship".
In critical matches bad habits like hindering can be substantial and its poor form to practice it, especially if your reasoning is "they have to call it on me first".
Again, it seems that on the court we're actually pretty much in agreement. I agree w/ your line calling and use of hinderances (or lack thereof). I guess where we disagree is that I'm willing to sacrifice a point if they choose to call a hinderance to give my partner early warning to bail or backup.
I disagree w/ your view on the pros.
Take a look at this clip from Sharapova. Her screams are clearly going on as the ball is headed towards the opponent. I've never had an opponent do this but if I did, I'd be tempted to call a hinderance