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Time Between Points

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Tennis4you:
She said they are taking up to 60 seconds between points.  Thoughts Jim?


--- Quote ---I play USTA ladies double  tennis at the 4.0 level.   What is the ruling on talking between points?  One team in particular stop and converse  between almost every point.  I think they do it as a distraction technique but I cannot fins an exact answer on  how much time is allowed and how to best proceed.  Thanks.
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Jamesdster:
60 secs??? YIKES!  You have 20 secs between points!  Obviously there is no official at a league match so I would (at first) calmly and politely inform them of the rule.

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