It is a hot day and you just finished a long first set … took a break … and then played the first game of the second set and are crossing over again. Can you or your opponent sit down on this change over? NO!
TV Time Out
The same player who wrote about the too-short five-minute warmup writes, “This makes no sense for Senior Tennis — or for that matter any tennis other than the pros.’
“For those who don’t know the history, the no-sit down rule after the first game of each set was implemented to keep viewers on TV from leaving after the first game to go do something else. Does it make any sense for Senior tennis? Ridiculous question unless maybe it’s being televised (I’m still waiting for my TV debut).”
I agree with the writer… many of us are playing senior tennis for our HEALTH; so why endanger your health over a silly rule? (By the way, I usually do not sit down on any changeover… I find that I stiffen up if I do!).
What do you think?
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