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Offline Tennis4you

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Did the ball Bounce Twice?
« on: December 13, 2012, 03:09:39 PM »
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I was playing tennis today, and my question is if the opponent hit the ball, then, I saw
it bounces once on our side, my partner was hitting the ball, but she did not see it
clear, she said it bounces twice.  I said to her it only bounced once, then our
opponent said I can't say anything, it should be my partner to say if it bounces twice.


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Re: Did the ball Bounce Twice?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2012, 08:21:11 PM »
If partners disagree on a call, give the benefit of the doubt to the opponent.  Consider this a double bounce.  This is the same as if a ball was hit to their side and 1 player called it good and the other called it out.  IT IS OUT.
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: Did the ball Bounce Twice?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 03:53:43 PM »
I've never thought about how this works in dubs but if I remember correctly the double bounce is supposed to be a 'self call'.  Of course Jamesdster is correct in deferring the call in the opponents favor in the case of partners disagreeing on a call.
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Re: Did the ball Bounce Twice?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 09:50:38 PM »
What if the person hitting the ball says they do not know and their partner says it only bounced once?  Then what's the call?
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Re: Did the ball Bounce Twice?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012, 04:22:09 AM »
If there is any doubt, the call goes to the opponent.

Scenario-
Babs hits a wicked droppa (by mistake of course!) and asks if the ball bounced twice before you got to it for a clean winner.
You say 'I don't know, I was running so fast I couldn't tell'.
OSU says 'yo fool, it's match point and it only bounced once'.
Jamesdster presiding in the chair awards the point to Babs.
You & OSU win the match on the next point by hitting a kicker in the ad court that bounces over his head for an ace.
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Re: Did the ball Bounce Twice?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 09:32:16 AM »
I've never thought about how this works in dubs but if I remember correctly the double bounce is supposed to be a 'self call'.  Of course Jamesdster is correct in deferring the call in the opponents favor in the case of partners disagreeing on a call.

As usual Grasshopper is correct on the double bounce self call.  The player must call a double bounce on himself/herself.  If I hit the ball to monster's side of the net in a singles match, and I say he hit it on the 2nd bounce but he says he got to it on one bounce, well then he got to it on one bounce.  It is his call.  In dubs, any disagreement on a call between partners and you must give the point to your opponents.
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: Did the ball Bounce Twice?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012, 05:39:00 PM »
I usually just pick up the ball at the back fence............ :\
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Re: Did the ball Bounce Twice?
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2013, 12:53:25 AM »
I usually just pick up the ball at the back fence............ :\


:D

i did the same

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Re: Did the ball Bounce Twice?
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2013, 05:41:37 AM »
 :))
I usually just pick up the ball at the back fence............ :\


:D

i did the same
:))

Just me being silly.
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