Does anyone else call close serves out?
I notice alot of people think serves just behind the line are in. I always call them out. Like ive noticed when i serve some times I think its long but they dont call it, some times I've even called my own out and they say it was in, OK!
Most of the time when i call a served out no one ever argues... AND, now i dont usually play doubles, but last time I did, I checked with my partner and he said that they were definately out. The same kind of serve My opponent would typically play.
So I just want to make sure im not calling in balls out. I mean if i see the ball completely blocking the line, I.E. you dont see any white under the ball...
Maybe if you had mac cam, you could argue it tagged the line, but it would be tough.
I've thought about this too and I look at it this way: There is no way I can be a superior linesman when I'm also playing a match. You really can't look too closely in the hopes that your call will be correct without question. You're watching the ball as you're setting up to return it....all you can really do is "get a sense" of whether it's in or out and call it honestly that way. Probably many of the balls that look out using this philosophy actually do catch the line a hair. But if you're too worried about making perfect calls, your game and match will suffer.