Thread: If I have my way
07-31-2011, 06:00 PM #18
Service height- some of the top Asian players in MD are 5 foot 6, (168cm), some of the Europeans are 6ft plus (184+), so even within the current rules some players are serving 15cm higher than others, yet we still see many shorter players winning, so its not a big issue. Of course some service judges are not as strict as others, I think the constant delays are the bigger problem.
ANy solution involving a set height and technology would of course be unworkable at below national level, so you would have 2 sets of rules, so I wouldnt be in favour
07-31-2011, 10:03 PM #19
The current rules do allow umpires to penalise players for deliberately delaying the play (16.6.1). But the rule generally isn't enforced. I can just imagine the arguments if umpires suddenly started being strict about this.
08-01-2011, 10:21 PM #20
Anything can be staged. The coach can plan a schedule on when to take a break and when to ask him to dive or get stomach ache.