Originally Posted by sureshs
Not a good idea. If you injure someone, you could be held liable, regardless of the merits of your claim on the court. There was a recent thread about how players are suing other players for injuries, and there seems to be a gray area there - assumed liability can be overridden if action was deliberate or extreme in nature.
Okay Mr. Litigation.
Actually, at a local tennis party, one of the coaches just missed hitting me in the eye with an overhead on what I thought was a casual goofing around point that I wasn't prepared for..I actually felt the ball graze past my eye lash, that's how close he came.
After the initial thoughts of turning him into a popsicle stick with his Dunlop, I told him he was lucky he didn't hit me because he'd probably have a lawsuit on his hands, as well as the club he was working for. So what you say isn't completely invalid. I would not hesitate to just walk in the middle of the court under the proposed scenario, though.