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Rule for ball in court.
« on: October 11, 2005, 08:22:48 AM »
Greetings, while playing in a match I was serving and the ball hit another ball that was in my opponents service box.   My opponents thinks its a let and should be replayed.  I believe since the stationary ball was fair and in his court that I be given the point.  Who is right?

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2005, 09:07:36 AM »
You were right, your point.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2005, 09:46:01 AM »
You should have ballboys.

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2005, 09:53:26 AM »
Well, technically, it should be replayed b/c I remember reading in a rule book (or watching a tennis match) and they stop play if there's another ball on the court.
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2005, 11:08:16 AM »
They should stop play if it is the pros.  But we are not the pros and we are our own ball boys.  If we choose to leave one of our own balls on the court and a ball hits it, it is not our point and we are not to replay the point.
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2005, 12:06:33 PM »
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They should stop play if it is the pros.  But we are not the pros and we are our own ball boys.  If we choose to leave one of our own balls on the court and a ball hits it, it is not our point and we are not to replay the point.


Scott is right and I remember reading about that rule somewhere else.

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2005, 02:34:12 PM »
Site Admin, I agree and I like your answer.
Thanks Scott & all for your response.  
Time for me to forward this info to Mr. I-know-it-all

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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2005, 04:00:50 PM »
lol, np problem.  Go get em!
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2005, 08:58:39 PM »
It seems logical that it would be your point, since it was on your opponents side and his/her fault, but I thought I remembers reading in Tennis Magazine that it should be replayed.  I'm probably wrong though.

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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2005, 09:05:30 PM »
If it was a ball that was in the court and one of you guys decided to be lazy then I think it becomes part of the court and therefore the effects it has on the ball have to be played normally. So if you leave it there and it hits the ball -- your loss. If you're serving or playing a poitn and a ball rolls into the court and hits the ball in play then yes, the point would def. get replayed.

I'm not 100% what The Code says about the former.

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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2005, 09:15:35 PM »
If its a fun match with a friend then replay the point.  There is really no reason to take a point like that.  However if it during some time of competition, then by all means take the point.  Depends on the situation.

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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2005, 04:33:38 AM »
if a ball is ever in my service box i always get it off the court anyway because i have seen people brake ankles on them, by treading on them.. nasty!
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« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2005, 08:41:23 AM »
From ITF RULES OF TENNIS
26. HINDRANCE (OLD 21,25 & 36)
Case 4: During a point, a ball or other object that was lying on the player’s
side of the net when the point started hinders the player. Is this a hindrance?
Decision: No.

Right you are 10is champ.  I like to refer to them as landmines.

This is my evil side typing:  If a loose ball is in my opponets side,  I would attempt to hit near that ball and that may result in a couple of things.  
1) my opponent will be distracted in trying to avoid it.  
2) he steps on the loose ball and.... well use your imagination.

Nuff said  :uh:

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« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2005, 06:46:30 PM »
HAHA!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2005, 07:47:20 PM »
Quote from: "luv40"
From ITF RULES OF TENNIS
26. HINDRANCE (OLD 21,25 & 36)
Case 4: During a point, a ball or other object that was lying on the player’s
side of the net when the point started hinders the player. Is this a hindrance?
Decision: No.

Right you are 10is champ.  I like to refer to them as landmines.

This is my evil side typing:  If a loose ball is in my opponets side,  I would attempt to hit near that ball and that may result in a couple of things.  
1) my opponent will be distracted in trying to avoid it.  
2) he steps on the loose ball and.... well use your imagination.

Nuff said  :uh:


How evil. Where did you get that information tho luv40? ITF RULES OF TENNIS?? Doesnt sound very familiar??? Most of the time when soemthing regards a rule of tennis you hear the commentators/editors talk about The Code. Which raises a good question...is The Code the actual rulebook of tennis for Professinoals too or just the accepted guidelines for Rec/League play?

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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2005, 08:23:35 AM »
Where did you get that information tho luv40? ITF RULES OF TENNIS?? Doesnt sound very familiar?

http://www.usta.com/rules/default.sps?iType=923&icustompageid=1121
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