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Old 11-11-2012, 07:23 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by schmke View Post
Checking with the league coordinator afterwards I learned that they can ask for an impartial person to stand on the court and comment on calls when asked (or 1 person from each team), but these "commenters" can't make calls or correct them.
That sounds like a very interesting remedy, having an observer present would probably quell the cheating even if they are not well sighted for a particular line. This would be an interesting area to explore how it would work out. So the impartial observer(s) can't make calls or correct them--but can comment on them--"They just cheated us!"--"No comment, but philosophically you may be correct, perhaps cheat them back, you don't go to hell for cheating in tennis (that we know of), good luck."
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