Recent content by Jim Elefante

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    First serve called out by serving team

    There's the rub, other than The Code that says you "shouldn't do it", but supplies no remedy "if you do". And "after the fact" (my call of out) we were all aligned on the fact that indeed the serve was out. "Same thing applies if the ball is in the air sailing out from the baseline, and you...
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    First serve called out by serving team

    Since there was no hindrance (inadvertent service "out" call by the serving team) and it is the receiving team's call, they played it and with a return winner they took the point. So until it is called out, assume it is good and in play.
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    First serve called out by serving team

    Even on a first serve? "your preemptive call while the ball was in play", but if the ball was out and I inadvertently called it AFTER it bounced, was it really still in play?
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    First serve called out by serving team

    So in your opinion, SINCE the serve was out (which we all agree on) and he played it anyway hoping to hit a winner and then claim it was good and their call (yes, I have had AH's do this, T-off on a sitter serve that was out by a mile and take the point) but then put it in to the net, is it...
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    First serve called out by serving team

    OK, I've been playing tennis for 60 YEARS NOW, and I get it! But for some reason you are NOT answering my question. Given the facts that I incorrectly called my PARTNER's first serve out, and AFTER the receiver then dumped it in to the net and agreed that the first serve was out, WHAT THEN? I...
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    First serve called out by serving team

    I wrote that "I admitted that I was wrong in calling a ball on their side of the net", but if the ball was out the play was dead, so why would you say "Just say point stands though."? - the receiver hit the ball in to the net, I wasn't trying to claim the point! Shouldn't it simply be my...
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    First serve called out by serving team

    I tried researching this online, but what I found was inconclusive - "26. Service calls by serving team. Neither the server nor server’s partner shall make a fault call on the first service even if they think it is out because the receiver may be giving the server the benefit of the doubt. There...
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    Chris: question regarding the Prince Premier 115L ESP

    From my review on Amazon: Talk about a love hate relationship! I have owned many of these ESP 115L rackets (Power Level 1400, 1500, and 1600) having moved up from Prince SpeedPort Platinum's (Power Level 1700), but the issue for me at least, is a design flaw that I've come across that has caused...
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