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Old 12-10-2012, 08:17 PM   #232
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If people have had insufficient training then their non-compliance with the FF rule is a deficiency that can only be rectificed by further training, so play at a level where everyone is sufficiently trained and you won't get flagrant ff.

Getting called doesn't train you, training does.

Getting called after training means you're cheating.

Getting called due to insufficient training means you need training.

Originally Posted by Oski10s View Post
This is what I wrote:

"Those that have played, or are playing, competitive tennis (juniors, high school, college, and beyond) have all trained not to foot fault, because they'd be called on it during a match. It's actually the weekend hacks that have never played competitive tennis that think it's no big deal and are so vocal about it around here."

I was merely making the observation that people that play competitively at any level appear to want to play by the rules. Those that play more recreationally appear not to care (as you've reiterated above).

If you don't want to lose the point without the other person having to return your serve, then just don't step on or over the line while you serve. Simple, right?
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