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    Can you call a let on an adjacent court?

    Sure I can. I can call the let as soon as the ball interferes with the point, which doesnt have to be the instant the ball rolls on the court. This is not the same thing as taking two chances to win a point, or it being an "unreasonable delay". Yeah, 3-4 shots later, of course that would be too...
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    Do you scope out the competition online?

    Looking them up online wont be a huge advantage, unless there are specific combinations of players that absolutely must play in a specific line. Other than that, you dont know how strong their players will be that day, who will be playing with who, ect. I've seen people have to forfeit lines in...
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    Can you call a let on an adjacent court?

    No. A player may call it as soon as they are aware of it. The rules do not say "need" or "must", to prevent people from calling lets for balls that "may" roll on their court. When people call lets "too soon", you get a lot of "he/she called a let for a ball that wasn't even close to affecting...
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    Opponent loses temper, throws racquet onto your side.

    If the racket didn't actually hit you or a lines person then it means nothing. It would be the same thing as slamming a ball outside the fence in anger that "almost hits you". However, you could still file a grievance for unsportsmanlike conduct, stating that a player threw their racket across...
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    Can you call a let on an adjacent court?

    You may not call a let on another court. You also shouldn't yell out while another court is playing a point. What should happen is this: If you are in a position to see the ball, you call the let. If you are not in a position to see the ball, your opponent should call the let for you. So what...
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    1st mixed-doubles League match tonight

    Just make sure you dont go charging in too close, too soon. The service line is a great place to hold position (as the "back" player) until you see a more opportune time to get even closer. You dont want a pitiful dink lob to go over your partner and neither of you have a chance of getting it...
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    1st mixed-doubles League match tonight

    Just dont show off your weakness. Many times in mixed the girl will be played, so a lower ranked male and higher ranked female combo can work because she will essentially carry you.
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    If you're going to call a foot fault...

    The difficulty in calling a FF is that it doesnt need to be called once they strike, or have struck the ball. It's technically called the instant they make an attempt to hit the ball, which isnt necessarily the same thing as "tossing" or even coiling of the body even though those things are in...
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    Joined my first league, and played my first match last night.

    If you can get a good amount of topspin on your forehand, then you have a chance at a decent kick serve. Ask a teaching pro. Dont ask any of your friends (no offense) because they are probably the same level as you, lol... The reason why I always ask about the ground strokes is because I see...
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    Anyone else hate playing doubles ?

    One thing about doubles is that it actually requires training and experience to be good at it. In singles, as long as you can get the ball in play, you can win. In doubles, how you get the ball in play is what matters most. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each formation, maximizing...
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    Play to the server’s pace: Yes, but...

    [This is from my personal experience, not as a 3rd party observer] I essentially do this all the time. I play at a fast pace. Sometimes I start serving when the returner isn't ready, and if I manage to contact the ball in this circumstance I usually put my hand up, or say "sorry!". There has...
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    Anyone else hate playing doubles ?

    Have to agree. They can also be after "points" too. Not everyone is a dedicated singles player. Sometimes singles players on their way out could be interested in doubles points, or one of the two players mostly plays doubles. Doubles is also easier to be competitive at, as ranked singles players...
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    Joined my first league, and played my first match last night.

    The main issue with a topspin serve is that you have to be able to understand how you're supposed to make contact with the ball. If you cannot hit topspin on both your forehand and backhands, I would suggest trying to impart topspin on those shots first. The reason why I say develop the ground...
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    Play to the server’s pace: Yes, but...

    This is because the second serve is supposed to be struck "without delay". The 20 second limit between points doesn't apply to time between first and second serves. Between first and second serves is when "playing to the pace of the server" becomes most important in terms of etiquette and...
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    Play to the server’s pace: Yes, but...

    Your oversimplified thinking is exactly why people need to take critical thinking/reasoning classes in college if they want to be successful. It's also why people need to be certified to practice law, because understanding, interpreting, and applying laws is more than reading one line of a...
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