No. Nothing a player does entitles that player to call a let. For example, a player is not entitled to a let because the player breaks a string, the player's hat falls off, or a ball in the player's pocket falls out. Was there a hindrance? As to the first issue, was the player hindered, I say she wasn't.
What happens if a player’s hat falls off during a point? If a player’s hat falls off during a point, it’s an unintentional hindrance, and the opponents can call a let, at which time players should replay the point. It’s important to note that if it’s your hat, then you can’t call a let.
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A. If you are playing social or recreational tennis, then you should ALWAYS offer to play a let (or a “do-over”) when an extra ball falls from your pocket during a point. The same is true for when your hat falls off your head. Often enough, your opponent will indicate that it was not a distraction and allow the point played to stand.
Tennis Rules on Hindrance. July 16, 2011. by ahmcgowan. If a player is hindered in playing the point by a deliberate act of the opponent (s), the. player shall win the point. However, the point shall be replayed if a player is hindered in playing the point by. either an unintentional act of the opponent (s), or something outside the player’s own.
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A player’s racquet coming out of the hand (or if their shoe comes off), is not the basis for either player/teams claiming a let. A let is never authorized for something within the player's control. (Code 36) **. For the "Friend at Court" handbook and more information on the rules of tennis, visit the rules and regulations homepage.
When a player has created an involuntary hindrance (ball falling out of pocket, hat falling off, etc.), the first time a "let" should be called and any similar hindrance thereafter will be ruled deliberate. Any hindrance caused by a player that is ruled deliberate by the relevant official will result in the loss of a point.
If a player's hat falls off during a point, may the opponent stop play and claim a let? Yes. The opponent's immediate request should be granted. A let should not be granted after the point nor should a request from the player who lost the hat. While I dropped a ball and not a hat, the situation is pretty darn similar.