“If a player touches the net, likely after hitting a volley, is it their call to make or can an opponent make the call?”
This question comes from friend and teaching pro Steve Diamond, who continues, “I didn’t find anything in the rules after 20 minutes of reading a Friend at Court. I know that a player must make all calls on his side of the net including double hits and carries. But the net isn’t on anyone’s side. I’m thinking the player must call it on himself, but I’m not 100% sure. Any thoughts? It happened at my club during a match and I wasn’t there.”
I too couldn’t find anything definitive; but believe as you do that it is the hitter’s call.
Anyone know the answer?
Larry Turville Update
Larry writes from Houston, “Hanging in there. Went to the tennis matches at River Oaks and saw great doubles match with Krygios & Reid vs Nester & Karlovic. Anyway started radiation and continues for six weeks. The only setback so far was starting losing my hair (top & face) because of Chemo so Kelli decide I needed to shave it off. It’s not my best look , wearing a hat a lot. Attached picture of Kelli and I at River Oaks (it was cool that day).”
Larry: Attack it like you attack the backhand slice!
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