Archive for October 13, 2011

Summary 2012

Captain’s meeting was held on Oct 12, 2011 at Jackson Avenue Steakhouse now a Sports Bar. I think when I attended the first meeting in the fall of 2009, it was called Al’s Steakhouse & Seafood; last year it changed to Jackson. This year the meeting was housed to an individual room to the left with own entrance. The bathroom was newner and nicer, there was a small sitting area with sofas by the door/window facing the Jackson Avenue. However, the plates became plastic while the glasses and utensils remained real. Odd combination.
Someone wore this motorcycle helmet, which to me, looks good enough for a trip to the moon. Wondering if it has Boss stereo built in? Or air conditioner? At least a cooling fan?

The meeting stated to start at 6:30pm but didn’t start till 7:10. This is the first time that I made it there on time. Oh well. I had to leave early for the 8pm match at the Westside.

The schedule won’t be ready till next week but the league will provide the sign up sooner; and asked us to be ready to play the first match on Oct 31. Actually most players would rather have the schedule first, to align with their own. The Manhattan season runs 10/31/2011 – 02/09/2012.


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Court of Appeals

Pls read here. The following article is from Tennis magazine

Nov/Dec 2011 issue on stalling


In a recent USTA mixed doubles match, our opponents chose to huddle up and discuss strategy after every point, sometimes for up to a minutes. This slowed the match considerable and disrupted our rhythm. Needless to say, we didn’t play as well as we hoped and lost a close match. Is there a time limit between points? And does it matter who is serving? Could we have called a delay of game?


The maximum time between points, according to the Rule 29, is 30 seconds. When its’ your serve, your opponents must play to your ‘reasonable pace’ (Rule 21). That said, in matches when there are no ballpersons, some additional time is permitted to corral the loose balls. Still, regularly engaging in the lengthy discussions you describe is also a violation of The Code, item 38, which deals with stalling. You should ask your opponents to pick up the pace and if they don’t, seek out an official to time the match. There’s no provision for you to directly penalize your opponents for “delay of game”.

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