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Opponent Leaves the Court Mid Game
« on: August 18, 2012, 08:51:35 PM »
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Player:  Quick question- if a person leaves during a game where they are losing  40 love - is the person disqualified according to USTA?

T4U:  Define the situation a little more.  Did they leave the court and go somewhere else?

Player:  No they did not ask permission just said there shoulder hurt and stood outside the courts- when the game resumed 15 minutes later- he could not agree on the score but the other team said it was 40 love.  The official made them start from love love again
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Re: Opponent Leaves the Court Mid Game
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 08:28:11 AM »
I'm going with a DQ on this one.
Not sure what the injury timeout rules are, but if the 'shoulder hurts' then hang up the ratchet!
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Re: Opponent Leaves the Court Mid Game
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 09:04:16 AM »
I did not think you could take an injury time out until a change over?  Either way, I think it is a DQ too.  Curious Big Jim's thoughts.
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Re: Opponent Leaves the Court Mid Game
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 01:04:41 PM »
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Player:  Quick question- if a person leaves during a game where they are losing  40 love - is the person disqualified according to USTA?

T4U:  Define the situation a little more.  Did they leave the court and go somewhere else?

Player:  No they did not ask permission just said there shoulder hurt and stood outside the courts- when the game resumed 15 minutes later- he could not agree on the score but the other team said it was 40 love.  The official made them start from love love again

Was this a sanctioned USTA tourney?  ITA?  There are 2 different rules for each.  I assume there was no umpire on the court, either roving or chair (because a player must ask permission to leave the court)?  I also assume there was no trainer at this event (since the player took SOOO LONG in returning?  This scenarior is chalk full of questions.  With so may questions, one thing I can tell you is.....there is no way the player should have been allowed to have a 15 minute injury timeout.  15 minute injury timeouts USUALLY pertain to bleeding situations.  In USTA events, you have 3 minutes to treat an injury once the problem has been diagnosed.  It must have been obvious that the problem was with the shoulder thus begin the 3 minute clock.  In ITA, you may have a max of 5 minutes for DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT. 
« Last Edit: August 19, 2012, 01:05:59 PM by Jamesdster »
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: Opponent Leaves the Court Mid Game
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012, 01:55:51 PM »
I did not think you could take an injury time out until a change over?  Either way, I think it is a DQ too.  Curious Big Jim's thoughts.

Nope.  You can take an injury timeout at any time, does not have to be at a change over.
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: Opponent Leaves the Court Mid Game
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012, 01:57:52 PM »
I'm going with a DQ on this one.
Not sure what the injury timeout rules are, but if the 'shoulder hurts' then hang up the ratchet!

A player may in fact be dq'd for leaving the court without first seeking permission from an official, but I am not sure off all the circumstances involved wth this particular situation. 
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: Opponent Leaves the Court Mid Game
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 10:01:45 PM »
In the first instant, the Tournament Refree or Director should be inform of the time-out. His approval is necessary for the time out and it would be 3minutes according to ITF rulings.

Thereafter, player fail to resume will be DQ.

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Re: Opponent Leaves the Court Mid Game
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2013, 03:51:24 PM »
In USTA events, you have 3 minutes to treat an injury once the problem has been diagnosed.  It must have been obvious that the problem was with the shoulder thus begin the 3 minute clock.  In ITA, you may have a max of 5 minutes for DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT.