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Items falling off player and onto court
« on: July 26, 2012, 05:12:45 PM »
What is the official rule for stuff like hats, balls (tennis balls of course), etc. falling out of pocket and onto the court during play?  Say I am playing Jim D and it is windy that day.  His hat has blown off 3 times in the middle of the match and interrupts play.  How does one handle that in a USTA match where there are no refs?
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Re: Items falling off player and onto court
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 05:42:41 PM »
Walk over, take his hat, and give it 'The Rafa' (rub it on your butt).
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Re: Items falling off player and onto court
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 07:37:13 PM »
LOL, "The Rafa"...
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Re: Items falling off player and onto court
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 06:25:09 AM »
An alternative would be to take the hat and do 'The Rogi' and put it in your manbag courtside.
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Re: Items falling off player and onto court
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2015, 03:07:07 AM »
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Re: Items falling off player and onto court
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2015, 09:00:37 PM »
Without an umpire, I would simply explain theher the rule.......if a hat falls off your head.....if a ball falls out of your pocket.....if you blow a shoe.....it is a hindrance warning, meaning it's a let and if it happens again, he/she then LOSES the point.  Youtube Serena's beads falling out of her hair and on to the court....Same principle.  Maybe your opponent does not know the rule and after explaining it, the match can progress smoothly.
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