While playing a tournament, my opponent had both ankles in braces with Velcro straps; but both straps were way too long and flapping and distracting in the breeze. Could I do anything about it?
It wasn’t a big deal; but it WAS distracting. As he moved for a ball, there were these flashes of white around his ankles that took my focus off of his racquet head and what he might be doing.
I asked if he could tighten them up; but he said, “Sorry, they were just too long for his ankle brace.”
I didn’t push the issue; but could I have made a flap over his flaps? What would the rule be?
PS on strings … i stopped using the Luxilon Big Banger raquet and put i a softer Luxilon ALU to try on the shoulder.
PS on tournaments … congrats to Whitey Joslin and Tom Diehl for winning the 70 dubs in Beverly MA this weekend. Nick Ourusoff was upset in the singles finals.