So we are at state this weekend and I'm rooming with a guy who teaches a lot of tennis. He brings up the play where the ball bounces once on say my side and then hops back over the net. I then take and hit the ball directly into the net thus basically ending the point...or should it? I told him that I thought that the point ended. He said that the other person should have a chance to play the ball because the point should not be over until the ball has bounced twice and futhermore, the other person never had a "chance" to play the ball. So I told him I'd come here and ask you all what you thought about the rule. I clearly know what the rule is but is it right to on one hand say the point is not over until the ball bounces twice but then say the point is over if someone does hit the ball into the net before you play it. Also think about this. If the ball hits the net on a regular ground stroke and hits the net and then bounces then the player can still play it...so wouldn't they still be allowed to play it if they could get there before the ball bounces twice? He said a usta official argued him down that the point ended. I think he has a valid point. So what is the rule on that someone...anyone...Timbo? Lee?