Originally Posted by tennis_ocd
Only if talking interferes with your opponent's ability to play the ball. Same as with loose ball on court.
32. Talking during point. A player shall not talk while a ball is moving toward an opponent’s side of the court
do you people not know the definition of "shall not" ?
It does not say "should not", or "it is discouraged" , it says "SHALL NOT"
There is no rule for a loose ball being on the court other than
Whenever a ball is not in play, a player must honor an opponent’s request to remove a ball from the court or from an area outside the court that is reasonably close to the lines.
Which doesn't say anything about it being there, just that if your opponent wants you to clear it you have to honor their request.