Originally Posted by Alchemy-Z
So there is no confusion I have the hand signal for out (index finger pointing in the air)
I yell out if it's close and do the hand signal
I only do the hand signal if it is obviously out (as like you say not to be demeaning) but you are still making the call to confirm you see it as out as well.
If you don't hit the ball, hand signal is fine. If you hit the ball I want a verbal call.... nothing irritates me more than when I have hit a serve, which you have blocked back and as I hit the second ball I look up to see you standing there with an index finger in the air.