Thread: Stalling
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:42 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by comeback View Post
I am probably over sensitive because i try to be in shape for all matches and i'm thinking they are cheating by abusing the USTA rules.

Between points: 20 seconds maximum, play at serverís pace.
On changeovers: 90 seconds, ready to serve/receive.
During tiebreaks: no break if switching after 6 points.
Between sets: 2 minutes, may announce & leave court for water.
Bathroom breaks: 3 minutes, unless the distance is extreme.
Injury time-outs: 3 minutes (only one).
If the stalling is excessive, then sure, it would certainly be okay for you to bring it up with your opponent. perhaps they are not aware they are doing it. If it continues, then bring it up with the captain of the team, and then the league coordinator.

Obviously it affects you more than most players. If most players don't realize it's being done to them, then it obviously isn't bothering them like it bothers you, so I really don't see the problem there.

Also, since you didn't answer my first question, can I assume you don't pick up balls served into the net and just leave them on the court, hoping that you don't step on one and risk spraining your ankle during the point? Otherwise, if you do go and pick up your own net serves, then you are being hypocritical of your opponent when they do the same.
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