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Old Jan 26th, 2013, 05:36 PM   #54
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Re: Do the Rules on Medical Timeouts Need Tightening Up?

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Originally Posted by bobito View Post
How about this:
  • Players may call for the trainer and take a MTO before their own serve for any condition that has arison during the match.
  • If a player wants to call the trainer before their opponent's serve they must forfeit that game.
  • If a player requires restrapping or taping of an existing injury they must forfeit the next game.
  • The umpire may call for the trainer immediately in an emergency

The last one is essential. Any restrictions that you place on players requesting MTOs should not endanger the player. If the player falls and hurts herself, is hit in the face by the ball or passes out, the umpire should be able to call the trainer immediately. But if the player requests the trainer, then the first three rules apply.
Forfeiting next game is pretty strict when you really has injury...
What about starts from 15-0. At least we can avoid fake MTO.
Nobody will try if you lose a point...

Bathroom break in the middle of the set also should have penalty of losing a point.
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