During a match last week an opponent hit a shuttle out of court and tried to claim a let. What happened was during a rally the shuttle really deteriorated and became almost impossible to play. My opponent hit it sideways out of his side of the court i.e. trying to make a statement that he was not hitting it over the net and wanted to play a let because the shuttle had got so bad. Neither side really had an advantage in the rally at that point. It may sound harsh, but I refused the let. I didnt think there was any basis for a let. Both sides were disadvantaged with the poor shuttle and the shuttle should only be changed between points. If it was a club night then maybe this could be allowed, but i had never seen this before and it was a league match. Was I too harsh?