Re: Manner of Rule and Etiquetet
If I'm not mistaken, the Tim Henman incident resulted in a minor injury to a ballgirl
and he was defaulted accordingly. A ball hit in anger is, in its worst case scenario,
is a potential detached retina or at its least, a victimless display of dissatisfaction.
The severity of a penalty for striking a ball in anger is deemed by the umpire. Certain
penalties are set, such as hitting a ball in anger out of the court. That carries an
automatic warning, point and default penalty progression for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
violations. The penalty on Serena seemed commensurate with the "crime".
Harvey Rubin USPTA
Received on Sat May 19 2007 - 09:05:37 CDT