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View Poll Results: Change net hit rule to be consistent during service and play
Consistently play a let in either case 2 8.00%
Consistently have no let in either case 4 16.00%
Inconsistency remains - no change in rule. 19 76.00%
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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 05:03 PM
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Re: Poll: Proposed Rule Change - Make net hits consistent

No change. Things are fine the way they are. If I'm serving and it hits the tape, I WANT another crack at it! I don't think this rule slows the game down too much. Why does tennis need to be played faster anyway?
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Interesting article regarding merits of no let calls (option 2) is here.

I haven't seen any articles yet discussing option 1 - calling lets during normal play (as well as service).

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Interesting. I am not sure, to be honest. I've never thought of it that way. Why is a net cord allowed in a rally but not during a serve??

I guess I'll stay with the "it's not broken, so don't fix it philosophy." If they changed it now, I think too many people would just be confused and forget the ball was live (both the server and the receiver).
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Well if you look at it that way, it is no difference than hitting a lucky return that also dribbles off the net.
Hmmmmm...

If you ever played competetive tennis you will know that hitting a let serve is way more frequent than hitting a return let. If you have a good serve and often hit it just milimeters over the net, let cords will happen quite often.

In my mug carrer for example, I would hit some 10 let serves before 1 let return. Let returns are very rare in fact...unless you have a great day
Or just look at the pro matches - you see a let serve almost every service game, sometimes even 2 in a row (or 3 in a row in extereme cases), while let returns happen only a few times.


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Hmmmmm...

If you ever played competetive tennis you will know that hitting a let serve is way more frequent than hitting a return let. If you have a good serve and often hit it just milimeters over the net, let cords will happen quite often.

In my mug carrer for example, I would hit some 10 let serves before 1 let return. Let returns are very rare in fact...unless you have a great day
Or just look at the pro matches - you see a let serve almost every service game, sometimes even 2 in a row (or 3 in a row in extereme cases), while let returns happen only a few times.
That´s true, but not all let serves would end up in favor of the server, some of them would bounce high and be sitting ducks for the returner to take a swing at.
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That´s true, but not all let serves would end up in favor of the server, some of them would bounce high and be sitting ducks for the returner to take a swing at.
It doesn't matter which player benefits, the luck factor still increases dramatically. Making serve lets playable would be incredibly stupid.

Also, lets hit during a point are usually a lot easier to track down since players are already in motion. When you're in the return position it's almost impossible to get to a ball even if it lands halfway up the service box.
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I´ve played a junior tournament in 1999 with the no let rule and it sucked, so no thanks

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Just get rid of the net altogether. Its just in the way.

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Re: Poll: Proposed Rule Change - Make net hits consistent

The pros hit a LOT of let serves, and a fast ball that's skimming off the net makes it even harder for the returning player to get it back. I say keep the rules as they are.

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