During one of the tournament singles matches, one player (who was being beaten soundly at the time) objected to his dominant opponent’s “illegal shoes” and actually quit the match (one game from losing).
What is the rule?
The player complained that his opponent was wearing running shoes and he was digging up the court. I thought that it was just a court maintenance issue and up to the club; but here is the ruling from Friend at Court:
Shoes. A player may not wear shoes that mar or damage the court
Now, if we can only get rid of those bright yellow/orange/green shoes too!!!
A couple of years back, my good friend Tom McCune was playing one of the very few cheaters in the senior tour and was being hooked and harassed all throughout the contentious match. And one of this guy’s crazy “complaints” was that Tom’s Bolle sunglasses were illegal. Of course, that was ridiculous.
Are there any other “illegal” clothing to worry about??
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