"non appealable" code violation from Tennis Aus (can I take this to the ITF)

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#1
Hi folks I have got a code violation (my first) from Tennis Australia for a time violation. Under my email it said I had 364 days to appeal it. Recently I have been told by one of these head officials it is "unappealable". I am fighting it because according to the smarty pants official at the tournament I took 26 seconds between a point in what was a 3.5h match I was told I could only take 20 seconds and because it was a platinum they hold the players to a professional standard. I made the point to the official that it took me at least ten seconds to walk to the net and back to collect one of the balls and that it can't be the exact same rules as the pro circuit in regards to the 20 seconds between points, because it is self umpired (1 official between 3 courts) and we are without ball kids. I am adamant I will find a way to win this I've never broke racquets and never ever got a code before and the last thing I want is something as ridiculous as this to tarnish my reputation especially as a coach. Can I launch a complaint or Investigation with the ITF.

#Irefusetobackdown

Thanks in Advance
 

dnguyen

Professional
#2
Maybe just focus on your improvement. You may not have time to lodge your complaint if you are playing a lot.

I know how you feel. I play in D1 and saw most of them serving foot-faulted a lot. I want to ca our foot fault but it will make me look bad on my part.
 

sredna42

Professional
#3
Hi folks I have got a code violation (my first) from Tennis Australia for a time violation. Under my email it said I had 364 days to appeal it. Recently I have been told by one of these head officials it is "unappealable". I am fighting it because according to the smarty pants official at the tournament I took 26 seconds between a point in what was a 3.5h match I was told I could only take 20 seconds and because it was a platinum they hold the players to a professional standard. I made the point to the official that it took me at least ten seconds to walk to the net and back to collect one of the balls and that it can't be the exact same rules as the pro circuit in regards to the 20 seconds between points, because it is self umpired (1 official between 3 courts) and we are without ball kids. I am adamant I will find a way to win this I've never broke racquets and never ever got a code before and the last thing I want is something as ridiculous as this to tarnish my reputation especially as a coach. Can I launch a complaint or Investigation with the ITF.

#Irefusetobackdown

Thanks in Advance
LOL what a bunch of wankers, of ALL the issues plaguing tennis they decide make themselves look busy making some noise outta a non issue.

For starters, if they want to apply a pro standard, why didn't the official give you a warning, then dock a serve, then a point, etc. What's with the "council parking fine" type letter?

Secondly, tell them to prove it.
 
#5
Code violation shouldn’t really affect you as a coach. Probably more stories to tell about the standards of the officials. They just want to excercise their authorities, in most cases, they are not doing enough to code those worst behaviours, but pick on time violations.
 
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