Originally Posted by comeback
I will pick up balls on my side of the net if they are in my path. But I'm was talking about when i miss the first serve long and my opponent hits it back up to their side of the net. Then they stop my 2nd serve to go back up to the net to retrieve it even it it wasn't in their way.
I'm not going to leave a ball on the court unless it is very snug against the net, and hardly ever outdoors.
I don't need a gust of wind moving the ball, and even indoors I do not want to be aware of that ball during a point.
If clearing those balls bothers my opponent, that's a shame.
I would say the issue here may not be one of "stalling." It may be one of "rushing."