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Offline Jamesdster

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Reaching Over the Net
« on: July 25, 2012, 10:06:26 AM »
We'll start off with an easy one.  Are you ever allowed to reach over the net to touch a ball? 
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: Reaching Over the Net
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 01:06:22 PM »
Yes.
I presume by 'touch' you mean 'hit during a point'.
You may not however, touch the net.
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Re: Reaching Over the Net
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 02:06:56 PM »
Yes.
I presume by 'touch' you mean 'hit during a point'.
You may not however, touch the net.

Under what circumstance is this allowed?  If the ball is coming to you and you are at the net, if you reach over the net and hit the ball before it comes over to your side, you lose the point, even if you didn't touch the net.  You may of course hit the ball from your side of the net THEN with your follow thru, you may go over (but not touching) the net, which is perfectly legal.  Hint:  this is a tricky one.
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I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: Reaching Over the Net
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 03:18:15 PM »
Yes.
I presume by 'touch' you mean 'hit during a point'.
You may not however, touch the net.

Under what circumstance is this allowed?  If the ball is coming to you and you are at the net, if you reach over the net and hit the ball before it comes over to your side, you lose the point, even if you didn't touch the net.  You may of course hit the ball from your side of the net THEN with your follow thru, you may go over (but not touching) the net, which is perfectly legal.  Hint:  this is a tricky one.

The only time I am aware that it is allowed is if the opponent hit's the ball, it lands on your side of the court and then proceeds to bounces back over the net towards your opponent's side of the court.  Then and only then are you allowed to reach over the net to hit the ball.  Still cannot touch the net.
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Re: Reaching Over the Net
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 03:44:30 PM »
Yes.
I presume by 'touch' you mean 'hit during a point'.
You may not however, touch the net.

Under what circumstance is this allowed?  If the ball is coming to you and you are at the net, if you reach over the net and hit the ball before it comes over to your side, you lose the point, even if you didn't touch the net.  You may of course hit the ball from your side of the net THEN with your follow thru, you may go over (but not touching) the net, which is perfectly legal.  Hint:  this is a tricky one.

The only time I am aware that it is allowed is if the opponent hit's the ball, it lands on your side of the court and then proceeds to bounces back over the net towards your opponent's side of the court.  Then and only then are you allowed to reach over the net to hit the ball.  Still cannot touch the net.

You got it.  This happens sometimes when someone hits some serious backspin and the ball actually bounces back on their side of the court.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: Reaching Over the Net
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012, 04:44:04 PM »
I see it most often when someone clips a ball with the top of their frame when going for an overhead.  Or Randy going for a mega drappah!
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Re: Reaching Over the Net
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 09:46:12 PM »
Yes.
I presume by 'touch' you mean 'hit during a point'.
You may not however, touch the net.

Under what circumstance is this allowed?  If the ball is coming to you and you are at the net, if you reach over the net and hit the ball before it comes over to your side, you lose the point, even if you didn't touch the net.  You may of course hit the ball from your side of the net THEN with your follow thru, you may go over (but not touching) the net, which is perfectly legal.  Hint:  this is a tricky one.
Ayuh, has to land on your side first and then be headed back.

Hasn't happened to me yet.... but still good to know.



The only time I am aware that it is allowed is if the opponent hit's the ball, it lands on your side of the court and then proceeds to bounces back over the net towards your opponent's side of the court.  Then and only then are you allowed to reach over the net to hit the ball.  Still cannot touch the net.
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Re: Reaching Over the Net
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2012, 10:01:39 PM »
Yes.
I presume by 'touch' you mean 'hit during a point'.
You may not however, touch the net.

Under what circumstance is this allowed?  If the ball is coming to you and you are at the net, if you reach over the net and hit the ball before it comes over to your side, you lose the point, even if you didn't touch the net.  You may of course hit the ball from your side of the net THEN with your follow thru, you may go over (but not touching) the net, which is perfectly legal.  Hint:  this is a tricky one.
Ayuh, has to land on your side first and then be headed back.

Hasn't happened to me yet.... but still good to know.



The only time I am aware that it is allowed is if the opponent hit's the ball, it lands on your side of the court and then proceeds to bounces back over the net towards your opponent's side of the court.  Then and only then are you allowed to reach over the net to hit the ball.  Still cannot touch the net.

If the ball has crazy spin and is heading back onto your opponent's side of the net, you MUST touch it or you lose the point.  Thus, if you reach OVUH the net and TOUCH it, without touching the net, you win the point.  As a matter of fact, if it  DOES bounce back over, you MUST touch it else you lose the point.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: Reaching Over the Net
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2012, 10:04:01 PM »
Thank goodness nobody 'round these parts can hit such a sick droppah!
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