I was playing doubles,set and ready to recieve a serve and then the net player on the other team start to wave his raquet out to the alley to what I feel was to distract me. I did not say anything then however it happened again latter in the set. so on the change over I said I felt that was unfair play. they disageed and we played on. Is that fair play?
03-08-2005, 03:21 PM
If they were waiving their racquet with the intention of distracting you, that is illegal. If they were simply checking to see that they could cover a ball you might hit into the alley - well before the serve - that is legal.
04-11-2005, 01:42 PM
Its mental play....if you were truly concentratin on the server..you wouldnt have seen him waving his racquet.Try yoga!!!
04-11-2005, 11:21 PM
I believe the rulebook says, in regard to movements and sounds, that it is unfair play if the movement/sound is not natural in playing tennis. I played a guy who liked to squeak his shoes a lot when he did his split step, especially at the net and it bugged me a lot, but I couldn't do anything about it.