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No Let or Let? Let's Make a Decision.

Lets really suck. "Let's" (I know, that wasn't intentional) face it. We don't want to see a great serve skim the net but still travel normally have to be called "let". Why can't we just have the let play on???? It should be like the rest of a tennis point, where hitting the net and letting it go over counts. I personally think it's boring when players double let, then double fault, then let again in the next point, then fault again. Letting is a waste of time. Besides, when there are cheap lets, such as when the ball was going out but hit the net and then slid into the service box, that could happen during a point also. Lets make the returners not have to run. If hitting the net with the ball and letting it skim over were valid, it would make points more exciting

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The let system is fine. It makes sense too.

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Re: No Let or Let? Let's Make a Decision.

Because one person might see the ball touch the net, whilst the other might not. Isn't that a bit unfair?
And the ball touching the net also reduces the speed of the ball travelling. Isn't that unfair too?

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Re: No Let or Let? Let's Make a Decision.

I like the let rule, but you expand it further to say if that ball hits the net and goes over mid-point then that point should be replayed.



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Re: No Let or Let? Let's Make a Decision.

I agree. Lets are pointless. It's dumb that for the serve it can't touch the net, but during a rally it's okay.

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Re: No Let or Let? Let's Make a Decision.

I don't go for the "play the let" idea. I think it's unfair.

Nonetheless, there are so many phantom lets (and seemingly more in recent years) where it is imperceptible to anyone except the umpire that the ball hit the net. Don't know how you would enforce it, but I think the trajectory of the ball should have to change for it to count as a let.
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What are your thoughts on this?
My thoughts are that some womens' matches are short enough without taking lets away.
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Re: No Let or Let? Let's Make a Decision.

I say get rid of the lets. They just slow down the game. It would end the controversy of that machine randomly going off sometimes, and it would lead to less confusion. I think no matter what, if the ball touches the net and goes over, it should be played.

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I like the let rule, but you expand it further to say if that ball hits the net and goes over mid-point then that point should be replayed.
I agree. Randomness should be taken out of deciding tennis matches.

The principle is simple. If you hit the ball erroneously so that it touches the net, but goes over, replay the serve or the point. The worst thing in tennis is a tight match decided by a badly hit ball that creeps over the net and drops dead.

Service lets disturb the flight of the ball and offer a reward to the player who made the error unless they are replayed with a proper serve. Admittedly there are occasions when the opponent plays a winner off a let service. But that's rare.

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The let system is fine. It makes sense too.

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Re: No Let or Let? Let's Make a Decision.

To the people saying that lets don't matter: do you play tennis? I do, and if the ball skims the net, it makes a difference.
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It can also bounce high and turn into an easy winner for the receiver. It would just add more excitement to the game.

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Re: No Let or Let? Let's Make a Decision.

Are womens tennis matches really that long that we have to speed them up with taking lets out of the game?

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