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Thread: Is it legal to block the net?
04-30-2004, 09:08 PM #52
That's probably because it wasn't anywhere near the net. Smashing still requires a swing, so technically it's legal. Unless the contact is made before the birdie reached their side of the court, it's legal to do that.
Originally Posted by Joseph
12-15-2004, 12:41 AM #53
Is This behaviour/Tactic Legal?
The opponent makes a drop shot, you got and start your lift, the opponent rushes you and holds his racket over the net waiting for your lift. ( his racket doesn't cross over the net.)
Another variation: the opponent rushes you and makes as if to smash you...
any comments appreciated.. because it is bugging the bloody hell out of me playing with people like this...
12-15-2004, 12:43 AM #54
the way i look at it, it's legal.
12-15-2004, 12:45 AM #55
if he makes contact while the shuttle is still on your side of the net, then its illegal. i see many people do this just to try to distract you
12-15-2004, 02:33 AM #56Originally Posted by Nrlll9
12-15-2004, 04:30 AM #57
No, I don't think this is a fault. It might be a bad technique, but it's not a fault. You can hold your racket wherever you want so long as you keep it on your side of the court, and you do not obstruct your opponent from making a shot.
If he's dumb enough to hit it right into your upheld racket, then that's his problem.
12-15-2004, 04:58 AM #58Originally Posted by gerry
12-15-2004, 05:20 AM #59Originally Posted by marshall
1) shuttle is below net height and you are blocking a lift
legal (I've seen Gade do it and not be called a fault for it)
2) shuttle is above net height and you are blocking a net-kill
illegal if you are close enough to obstruct the follow through
legal if you are further away (but then you wouldn't be "blocking the net")
(I can't remember ever seeing case 2 occur in a pro tournament)
12-15-2004, 05:51 AM #60
I blocked the net immediately after I flick served to Cappy75 last Saturday. Unfortunately I forgot to use my racquet and my head was the next closest thing . *BOINK* Cappy's smash went right off the top of my head hahaha~! I wasn't skilled enough to "head" the shuttle back over the net either.
12-15-2004, 06:41 AM #61
Er... timeless, I don't think that was me. At least I don't recall you trying to block my smash.
Originally Posted by timeless
12-15-2004, 10:36 AM #62Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
I'm going on an umpires course shortly and will find it an interesting question to pose.
12-15-2004, 10:37 AM #63Originally Posted by cappy75
12-15-2004, 11:23 AM #64Originally Posted by gerry
10.2 the shuttle is hit alternately by the server and the receiver until a 'fault' is made or the shuttle ceases to be in play
If, instead of blocking the net, I have played a bad shot, hold the racquet up in front of my face to defend myself (not near the net), and the opponent hits the shuttle onto my racquet, and the shuttle bounces back over the net.
Would you consider the shuttle to still be in play?
You're opening quite a can of worms if you say that it doesn't count as having played a shot if the shuttle hits a racquet that is being held still.
e.g. can your partner play a shot after the shuttle has bounced off your racquet?
If I'm at the back and smash, the shuttle hits my partners racquet, (which he is holding still, not playing a shot) and goes over the net. Is that a fault? Only 1 person has "played a shot" so does it fall foul of 13.6.3
it is a fauilt if, in play, the shuttle is hit by a player and the player's partner successively
it sounds extreme, but it is the ambiguity of the laws that gives rise to all these little nooks and crannies.
12-15-2004, 12:41 PM #65Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
12-15-2004, 03:04 PM #66Originally Posted by cappy75
12-15-2004, 04:28 PM #67Originally Posted by gerry
12-16-2004, 01:07 AM #68
It seems too much is left to interpretation... for example an opponent rushing the net and making as if to smash could or could not be interpreted as distracting the opponent.
Holding a stationary racket in front of the net as the opponent is lifting could also be intrepreted either way...
Which is way most of the interenational level players don't employ therse tatics?
What you think guys...
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