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03-15-2011, 10:20 PM #69
You have a point there.
I was merely pointing out that kids should pay attention to their waist heights rather than to the suggested white tape on the net for the Service.
I also meant that very tall adults should pay attention to their waist heights and not to the white tape on the net.
But I can see what you mean - that at Service, the point of impact must be below 'X' height.
BWF will need to determine what this 'X' height should be; And after determining this 'X' height, and still insisting that the racket needs to be pointed downwards, then shorter players will suffer a disadvantage during Service (compared to taller players).
03-16-2011, 06:39 AM #70
I am having trouble understanding you. Earlier you said:
So I proposed a rule change that would simplify the current ones and would lead to clarity in play and officiating.
Now you state:
1- There currently ARE rules about the service, which you agree are ambiguous;
2- A fixed height limit would simplify the whole situation;
3- This would REDUCE the length and ambiguity of the current rules.
I would be curious to hear from others, especially with coaching/officiating experience.
03-16-2011, 07:14 AM #71
03-16-2011, 09:15 AM #72
But with the number of serves that I saw at the All England and on youtube that should be called a fault I agree there should be some sort of serving height set by the players height. It would prevent people serving totally horizontal, but enforcing that rule is the problem.
03-16-2011, 11:51 AM #73
Keep in mind that these rules have developed and changed based on the input of FAR MORE experienced people than us. It was also a consensus vote not just one persons decision. You believe you're right, I believe you're wrong... great, we live in a free society where we can choose to believe what we want to.
This has been a great debate so far but let's not take it too far, nothing we talk about here is ever going to affect the current rules as I doubt any IBF board members come on here very often...
Last edited by druss; 03-16-2011 at 11:57 AM.
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