On a serve, is there a difference between calling out “Net” vs. calling “Let” … and who can make those calls?
Net vs. Let
When the serve comes over and touches the top of the net, anyone on the court can call “Net,” meaning just that … the ball has touched the top of the net coming over.
But only the receiving team can label the point as a “Let,” meaning that after the ball had touched the net, it then landed in the service box and the opposing server get another first/second serve.
All too often, we all (me included) yell out “Let” regardless which side of the court we are on. That becomes not only the wrong call, but somewhat intimidates the receiving team to “correct” their call if they saw the ball land out.
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