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Should ball-coloured clothing be banned?

pogotheorist
01-25-2009, 11:53 PM
Lots of players this year (I'm looking at Garrigues at the moment, but Melzer was another) are sporting flourescent yellow shirts.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14735151@N06/3221661251/in/set-72157612584441717/
Obviously that must cause the opponent to lose their fix on the ball once in a while, particularly when both are at the net and the yellow fills a larger part of the opponent's visual field.

Rationale of the yellow balls is visibility, and this defeats that purpose, deliberately and cynically I suspect. Seems to be a case where a rule has become necessary.

El Legenda
01-25-2009, 11:56 PM
yes.

Kolya
01-26-2009, 12:37 AM
Never thought of that...

Gonna wear all yellow next time :p

leng jai
01-26-2009, 03:08 AM
Shouldn't be allowed to wear blue either. Clearly an attempt to blend in with the court surface.

Venle
01-26-2009, 08:16 AM
Now when you brought it up, yes.

Diprosalic
01-26-2009, 08:23 AM
did anyone complain? if so then ban it but if nobody cares why should they?

Timariot
01-26-2009, 08:47 AM
Shouldn't be allowed to wear blue either. Clearly an attempt to blend in with the court surface.


Heh, just watching Tsonga-Blake, where Tsonga wears yellow shirt of almost same colour as the ball, and Blake wears blue shirt, almost same colour as the court :)

I've been wondering sometimes why the players won't take advantage of "camouflage colours", but I guess they do now? Blake kinda ruins the effect with his black shorts though - with his upper body blending with the court almost perfectly, it looks like there are pair of shorts running around...

edit: and Tsonga has also yellow shoes and yellow wristbands! He's really going all the way, and it seems to be working :)

superslam77
01-26-2009, 09:45 AM
:rocker2: nadull vs gonzo was a cheat..he had yellow flourescent racket,headband,wristbands and forgot what else pf the same color as the ball.

Stensland
01-26-2009, 09:55 AM
in table-tennis white shirts are banned, i don't see why tennis officials haven't come up with a similar rule yet.

superslam77
01-26-2009, 09:57 AM
:lol: at tsonga's clothes and i love the guy..