Dick Valentine writes:
While reading the rules, I found that USTA Comment 4.2 says:
A player who leaves the court to get a replacement for a broken racquet or string is subject to code violations for delays under the Point Penalty System.
Rule 29b permits a player “reasonable extra time” to leave the court only in those cases where “clothing, footwear or necessary equipment (excluding racket) is broken or needs to be replaced.” Isn’t that interesting!!!”
Dick, that is interesting. According to those rules, if you break a shoelace, you can leave the court to replace it; but not to get another racquet (without getting a warning).
I wonder what the rule is for “bathroom breaks”…
• When can you go?
• How long can you be away from the court?
• How many times can you do that?