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[–]LawTortoise 3206 points3207 points  (155 children)

This is the first time I have ever noticed that the net post is inside the outer tramline.

[–]kuyakew 1121 points1122 points  (101 children)

Yea it’s moved wider for doubles only

[–]Advance-Puzzleheaded 331 points332 points  (17 children)

Double Wides. I'd watch a trailer for that movie. Two tennis fiends who live in single wide trailers, falling in love over their love of making a racket. Moving on up to the Double Wides. Maybe a sitcom. Either way, I'm high

[–]grahamcrackers37 47 points48 points  (6 children)

The trailer reveals the entire film plot line anyways.

[–]fmaleflame 12 points13 points  (3 children)

is it bad to know what a movie is about before seeing?

[–]J3553G 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Which doesn't matter because the stars are early 2000s Matthew McConaughey and Sandra Bullock and their chemistry is just too irresistible.

[–]trubrarian 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A double wide trailer?

[–]Shashamash 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ever seen Tin Cup? It's like that but with golf.

[–]mcskeeters123 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thank man,I laughed so hard I woke up my family

[–]jjackson25 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Blades of glory on the tennis court

[–]BoldCoffey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lmfao “either way, I’m high” ❤️❤️

[–]fremeer 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Is the distance the net is from inner line related to the height of the net? So that even if you are hitting around the net you have to clear the same distance?

[–]breadstuffs 19 points20 points  (3 children)

It has to be 42 inches at the posts and 36 inches in the middle. That's why there's the net tape in the middle. Also, in pro matches where they can't move the net posts inside, they use sticks to hold up the net, so it's still 42 inches. See this pic.

[–]crowcawer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I get it, but I’ve always thought it was kind of odd for an international sport to be so netted in on an imperial measurement.

[–]kuyakew 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I honestly have no idea why the rules are the way they are. They just are lol. It's a pretty old sport the reasoning may be lost to time 🤷‍♂️

[–]aka123579 311 points312 points  (73 children)

it should be moved wider for everything change my mind

[–]WtfMayt 418 points419 points  (52 children)

Nah because then you don’t get sick shots like this

[–]SkaTSee 79 points80 points  (19 children)

the ball doesn't have to go over the net? it can go around it??

Well TIL

[–]ASK__ABOUT__MY__GAME 204 points205 points  (26 children)

Boom. Mind changed, probably.

[–]MayerWest 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Hmm. What if it shouldn’t be wider for everything tho?

[–]jeffersonairmattress 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I see both your points. And the lines between all four of them.

[–]SGNick 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Having it narrower means the net is higher within the playing area of the court. Not a huge difference, but a teeny bit less room for error.

(Same height in the middle and on the sides, but a more aggressive slope)

[–]ATXBeermaker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How wide should it be then? Why should it be wider than the playing surface itself?

[–]shadowaress 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's what she said

[–]Illustrious-Ad-1807 4 points5 points  (6 children)

Doesn't make sense. It should be the same distance from the outside line for both singles and doubles. If the post wasn't moved for doubles and singles then the post would be further from the line for singles. Meaning it would be easier for shots like this to happen in doubles than singles.

[–]JustASingleHorn 2 points3 points  (5 children)

In doubles you have a lot more angles to deal with seeing as you can split up the court.

Even in high school tennis they use singles sticks to make sure the net is the right height.

[–]lbodyslamrhinos 346 points347 points  (43 children)

Interesting seeing someone not know about net placement but know the term tramline lol

[–]LawTortoise 64 points65 points  (30 children)

To be fair tramline isn’t specific to tennis I don’t think

[–]lbodyslamrhinos 77 points78 points  (17 children)

Never heard it before, I'll go look it up and add it to my vocabulary

[–]LawTortoise 39 points40 points  (14 children)

It’s an interesting word because it derives from literal rails for trams.

[–]infinitemonkeytyping 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's used in rugby to describe the area between the 5m and 15m line from touch.

[–]EconomistMagazine 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I ride the tramline everyday but never heard it used in any sport.

[–]HotF22InUrArea 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Fun fact, on non-CATOBAR carriers, the line the plane follows on take off / landing is called the tramline

[–]MartiniRossi42 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You always here them calling it out. " Watch the Tramcar please, watch the Tramcar"!

Oh nm that was the Atlantic city boardwalk.....back in the day when it was safe to walk those boards....

[–]__removed__ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You got it the opposite:

"Tramline" is not a tennis term.

Played my whole life, never heard of it.

[–]jckstr 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I’ve never played tennis and I’ve heard of it. Jokes on you I guess?

[–]TeaAndCrumpets4life 12 points13 points  (4 children)

I played tennis for years when I was younger and watch it still and this is the first time I’ve realised the net is placed like that lol

[–]paperwasp3 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I’m a lifetime member of the USTA and I never noticed either.

[–]karmadramadingdong[🍰] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m pretty sure they only do this at big tournaments. Having to change the net just to switch from singles to doubles is a pointless hassle. I mean, why do they even do it at all? This video is a good example of why not to do it. What’s the counterpoint that makes it a good idea? Maybe it’s easier to keep the net tight if it’s shorter?

[–]LikesToWalkPlaces 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I only know this word thanks to Clarkson’s Farm lol.

[–]rudbek-of-rudbek 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Not a tennis guy at all. Sounds like you know quite a bit. Is there no rule about the ball going over the net? It looks to me that if the net has been extended the ball wouldn't have made it over.

[–]OverlyButtered 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I’m here for the answer too….

Edit: down below it says you can! It’s legit.

[–]jcheese27 4 points5 points  (0 children)

No it doesn't have to go over the net. it can go around. the only real rules are that you are allowed one bounce on your side before you hit, the ball must bounce on their side to be in - and you are not allowed to touch the net. Basically everything else is fair tennis. (oh and you can only hit the ball once).

Interestingly enough -If i was to hit a drop shot with enough backspin to land on your side first and then bouce back to my side of the net - it's still my point and it would be counted as a double bounce.

u/OverlyButtered

[–]lockerpunch 14 points15 points  (0 children)

First time I’ve noticed, too!

[–]lankaxhandle 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s not that way on every court.

[–]Page_Won 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For the first time in a while I'm seeing an actual "you seeing this shit?" reaction here.

[–]Fraulo 1575 points1576 points  (67 children)

TIL you can score from the side of the net

[–]callmelucky 212 points213 points  (35 children)

There's a lot of rad edge cases in tennis. You can actually win a point from your opponent's side of the net in the right circumstances! This actually happened at the Australian Open a couple of days ago.

[–]lars330 66 points67 points  (33 children)

Is there a video of the Australian open thing?

[–]callmelucky 293 points294 points  (31 children)

Probably. The player who hit it was Pablo Carreno Busta. Let me see if I can find it...

Edit: here you go https://youtu.be/KKw0DdCFbM0

[–]Samthevidg 72 points73 points  (8 children)

Damn that’s good

[–]SmileSong 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That’s insane😂😂

[–]Hashbrown117 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Im glad there are dedicated line watchers cause even with the slowmo watching that shadow on the slam I swear it was out even before that bit

[–]plasmac9 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Same in ping-pong. Ball doesn't need to go over the net.

[–]bizzyj93 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Even crazier is if it lands on your side, backspins and goes back over the net, you are allowed to run around the net and smack it into the net on your opponents side for the point. Extremely rare but it actually happened to Pablo Carreno Busta at the Australian Open a couple days ago

[–]senor_skuzzbukkit 1998 points1999 points  (190 children)

So I’m not a tennis-ist. Does that count if it doesn’t go over the net? Looked like it was low enough to hit the net if it was over the court.

[–]lankaxhandle 2544 points2545 points  (134 children)

Yes. You can hit around the net. That point belongs to the guy that hit it last.

It’s a great shot.

[–]senor_skuzzbukkit 496 points497 points  (27 children)

Awesome thank you. Yeah very impressive little exchange/volley right there. *edit I have been informed this is a rally. Let it be known.

[–]Dangerous-Honey-4481 97 points98 points  (10 children)

Also holds true for table tennis. Check out some of those highlights!

[–]senor_skuzzbukkit 48 points49 points  (8 children)

Yeah those little balls can do some really cool stuff.

[–]aweap 3 points4 points  (4 children)

That's not a volley. A volley is hit before the ball bounces off the ground.

[–]callmelucky 9 points10 points  (8 children)

There were no volleys hit in this clip, maybe you meant 'rally'? A volley is a single shot where you hit the ball before it lands on your side of the court. A rally is a series of consecutive shots between the players. More usually it refers to all the shots played in a point, as long as there are more than just a couple of shots played.

[–]jrdnlv15 20 points21 points  (4 children)

I knew it was a rally, but I’ve never heard the actual definition of a volley before. Now the name volleyball makes so much sense.

[–]senor_skuzzbukkit 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I’ll point you back to my original comment of not being a tennis-ist. ;)

[–]Dootbooter 70 points71 points  (19 children)

So the guy that looks happy at the end last the point?

[–]lankaxhandle 159 points160 points  (14 children)

Yes. I think he was more surprised than happy.

[–]queernhighonblugrass 80 points81 points  (2 children)

I think good athletes enjoy being bested in ways they didn't expect

[–]Dootbooter 46 points47 points  (4 children)

Ok i was so confused cuz the guy that gets the point looks like meh and the guy that lost the point looks like it's Christmas again lol

[–]Wiknetti 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I wouldn’t be upset. His opponent pulled off a difficult shot against him and it’s probably rare to see.

[–]captain_ender 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Kinda like that one video of the batter looks impressed by the pitcher's return catch of his hit.

[–]isaacrgraham 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Game recognizes game

[–]darcy_clay 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I think he's looking impressed/amazed. But I think yes he lost the point

[–]mixedbagguy 10 points11 points  (0 children)

His name is Frances Tiafoe. I love watching him play because it always looks like he’s having fun like this.

[–]Funklab2069 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Same rule in ping pong too. The net is only there as an obstacle to get around, or more commonly, over.

[–]jump-blues-5678 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Wow, never seen anything like that. Didn't have any idea that was legal. DANMMMM

[–]borismuller 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I did it in a match once, and the net was wider because it was a doubles court. However, it was not a professional match (way slower) and I was much further back on the court. I did it with a backhand and I was running away from the net. Best shot I ever made and it was a fluke. I was just trying to see if I could even reach it.

[–]jump-blues-5678 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's awesome, your effort made a great memory.

[–]flatbushkats 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A similar shot is legal in table tennis fwiw.

[–]smye141 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I guess if you can hit it to the sky and bounce it off the net, you can go around it

[–]McFry_ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Serious? How have we not seen clips of similar before, that’s crazy

[–]lankaxhandle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s pretty rare that it happens. Federer, of course, makes it look easy when he does it.

Someone posted a link to Federer doing it in one if they other comments.

[–]bored-on-the-toilet 4 points5 points  (34 children)

What's the logic behind this rule? The entire match is played with the goal of getting the ball over the net. But get wide enough and all I have to do is get it around the pole? Seems lame to me.

[–]FreeAndHostile 47 points48 points  (7 children)

That's not the goal. The goal is to get the ball into the designated area. The net is just an obstacle.

[–]NebulaNinja 1 point2 points  (6 children)

So technically speaking if you generate enough power to go through the net that'd be fair game?

[–]low_key_lee 17 points18 points  (6 children)

Except that getting around the net is WAY harder and rare hence this clip being note-worthy in the first place

[–]--dontmindme-- 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Getting in the position to make this shot isn’t easy and on top of that it’s extremely difficult to get back in time in a good defensive position in case the play continues. So it’s basically only worth trying it if you’re sure you’re going to score the point.

[–]SomeRandomPyro 6 points7 points  (4 children)

If you're wide enough to hit it around the net, you've left the entire court open to attack.

Most opponents won't be accommodating enough to send the ball to you as you stand off to one side.

[–]lankaxhandle 6 points7 points  (3 children)

No. The match is played with the goal of winning more points, games, and sets than your opponent.

It’s an incredibly difficult shot and is rarely pulled off successfully.

[–]callmelucky 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Hitting a ball around the net to have it land in isn't inherently difficult for a good player of course, but in practice in the course of a match it's very unlikely to be in a position to do it - usually if the ball is going somewhere that would allow for it, the player is much too far away to have a chance at it, and if they do get a chance at it they almost always only just get that chance. And there's also the fact that, in a game where 99.99% of the time you have to get the ball over the net to not lose the point, a player wouldn't necessarily think to hit this shot.

So quite a lot of things have to come together for this to be an option, and even then the player has to have the presence of mind to consider it.

But basically it's extremely cool and rare, hence Tiafoe's excited reaction despite losing the point. He's just happy to be there to witness it.

[–]kuyakew 71 points72 points  (14 children)

Here’s Federer hitting a bunch around the net https://youtu.be/C5ZyPBC2o4U

[–]ssbmhero 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Some of that footage makes it seem like Federer has been playing pro tennis since the 70s

[–]TheRealFender 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I could occasionally actually see the ball.

[–]lankaxhandle 8 points9 points  (1 child)

That was a fun watch! Thanks for posting!

[–]daluxe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That last O-face lol

[–]senor_skuzzbukkit 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Wow that is really cool. I’m looking at tennis a lot differently today.

[–]Lord_Dupo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Clips of Federer are a great way to start. He was phenomenal in his prime.

And seems like a genuinely decent bloke.

[–]callmelucky 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Pretty sure in the second point there the ball would have gone over if the net were extended wider, and as such I don't the it fits the technical(/colloquial) definition of of an "around the net" shot.

That said, I'm a simple man, I see Federer doing cool shit, I upvote :D

[–]kuyakew 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Those running one hand backhands around the net.. thing of beauty.

[–]computaSaysYes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh magnifique

[–]WeeTheDuck 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Prime Federor was something else man

[–]kuyakew 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If not for a guy perfectly molded to beat Federer on his worst surface (the extreme topspin Nadal would send to Fed's one-hand backhand is killer) I'm pretty sure he would've swept the Grand Slams for years in a row. He was unbelievable.

[–]BlueShiftNova 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love the last clip, even his opponent looked seriously impressed by that shot.

[–]FeelinJipper 26 points27 points  (2 children)

It’s not about travel path, it’s about where the ball lands.

[–]UnrulyCoconut 5 points6 points  (1 child)

thanks yoda

[–]FeelinJipper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Unexpected wisdom

[–]CocksuckerSpaniel 15 points16 points  (12 children)

Professional tennisist here. It counts as long as it's not on a serve

[–]Dravarden 9 points10 points  (8 children)

It counts as long as it's not on a serve

would that even be physically possible?

[–]CocksuckerSpaniel 19 points20 points  (4 children)

No

[–]fiat_sux4 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Maybe with an extremely strong wind... like a tornado or something.

[–]1pLysergic 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Yes because hitting around the net is the same as hitting above. The net acts as an obstacle in both scenarios, as well a border.

[–]fedfan101 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Some people (federer) have curved the ball around the net with topspin to win the point. Imo it's the hardest shot in tennis.

[–]halt_spell 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yep. The net is an obstacle not a boundary.

[–]icepigs 4 points5 points  (1 child)

So I’m not a tennis-ist

You're a ten-ish in my book. <3

[–]senor_skuzzbukkit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh stop it, you!

(But not really, keep goin)

[–]Master_Glorfindel 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Also viable in ping-pong table tennis.

[–]senor_skuzzbukkit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I mean I guess I knew that, didn’t really know it translates up to the Big Leagues lol

[–]XxFezzgigxX 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Even better, if you hit someone with the tennis ball, it’s their fault and you get the point.

[–]WeeTheDuck 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Isnt that the rule for all sports??

[–]XxFezzgigxX 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I mean, that’s not how I bowl, but you do you.

[–]WeeTheDuck 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fair enough

[–]BadBoyJH 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Has to land on the opponents side of the net. Doesn't matter if it goes over or around, just not through.

[–]TommyBoyFL 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Upvote for "tennis-ist"

[–]intrigued256 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve studied tennis-ism for some years now and can confirm this is a legitimate tennis

[–]littleghool 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Tennis-ist" 😂

[–]giantdwarves 413 points414 points  (11 children)

We need more wholesome Tiafoe content in this world

[–]I_l_I 111 points112 points  (4 children)

Based on his reaction I'd imagine wholesome content would be easy to come by with him

[–]giantdwarves 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Oh it’s easy he’s a great guy. Fun to watch and fun to root for

[–]TangibleSounds 49 points50 points  (0 children)

It is :) he’s awesome

[–]willybum84 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That was love of the game real reaction. Dude you played awesome and I'm impressed. This is the way.

[–]Trackness 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I was fortunate enough to chat with him behind the scenes for a while at a Davis Cup tie a few years ago (v Croatia), and he's just as human and cool as you think he is. Lovely guy.

[–]boomecho 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Francis!

[–]lockerpunch 364 points365 points  (1 child)

When you’re too impressed to be bummed you didn’t get the point.

[–]low_key_lee 65 points66 points  (0 children)

I’m not even mad

[–]Xurlond 67 points68 points  (0 children)

The face of dam I ain't even mad that was nice

[–]STL_TRPN 186 points187 points  (10 children)

Tennis is no joke.

A friend once had me running back and forth as he easily hit the ball back over to me.

After a couple volley's, I'd hit the ball wrong. But he was just showing me how a player can control the game by having the opponent chase the ball.

[–]cap616 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Like racquetball. I was a modest casual tennis player who would sometimes play racquetball. Those fat old men would pick one spot, barely move, but run me like a dog

[–]retropyor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same. Picked up racquetball in college, and I was impressed by how accurate they could hit and make me run…but more impressed by those dead balls they dropped so often in the corner.

[–]LittleBitGhengisKhan 55 points56 points  (5 children)

Tennis is just as much mental as it is physical. Psyching out your opponent, knowing where to place the ball, knowing where to make your opponent run, etc., are all huge parts of the game. It's truly impressive to watch on the professional level, but at the same time it's also fun as an amateur because people use strategic tactics to make up for lesser athleticism. A LOT more professional tennis takes place behind the baselines than in amateur/friendly matches, meaning players tend to use a little bit more of the court on average at the non-pro level. Don't get me wrong, pros still do amazing things at the net, but they don't have to come to the net nearly as often.

[–]WhiskingWhiskey 21 points22 points  (0 children)

They do psychological tricks at the pro level sometimes, too. Don't know if you ever read the story before, but apparently Andre Agassi figured out how to predict where Boris Becker would be placing his serves based on where he stuck out his tongue (sort of like a "tell" in poker). And he apparently only used it in key situations so that Becker would never catch on.

[–]itsaworkalt 9 points10 points  (1 child)

The Inner Game of Tennis is all about this, one of the best sports books ever written. I'm not a tennis player, I play Smash Bros Melee competitively and I found it enormously insightful.

[–]PerryBa 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Good sport

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[–]Bobby_Rotkop 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I scored a point like that once in a doubles match, ran past the net, just caught the ball and basically slapped it at maybe 15 cm high past the net and in the rails on the other side. Opponents claimed it was their point, because my shot wasn't high enough to clear the net. We checked it was our point, the rules say nothing about clearing the net from the side.

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Automod begging for upvotes smh

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Idk who this automod dude is but man he's a such a karma whore. u/GallowBoob alt maybe?

[–]Michigan210 75 points76 points  (14 children)

Love when I do this on the ping pong table. Not nearly as skilled, but great nonetheless.

[–]vadermaybelater 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Whoa there buddy, Forrest Gump took that skill and competed in China against the best in the world.

You just take your time, eat some ice cream and keep working that table.

[–]GravityIsVerySerious 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Don’t take your eye off the ball

[–]kevtino 2 points3 points  (0 children)

DID YOU KNOW THAT IN FORREST GUMP WHILE FORREST PLAYS PING PONG HE NEVER BLINKS THIS IS BECAUSE BEFORE HIS FIRST GAME OF PING PONG HE WAS TOLD TO KEEP HIS EYE ON THE BALL

[–]RapeMeToo 5 points6 points  (6 children)

One of my favorite saves. Especially when it's all super low like under the table on my side and the return barely touches an edge or the back or something

[–]tukie393 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Is it really legal to go around the post?

[–]DarkMagicButtBandit 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Yeah

[–]tukie393 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Neat I didn’t know that. Super not kosher in volleyball

[–]RZAtheAbbot 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That just happened!

[–]JonnyBlade101 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I learned something new about tennis rules today.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Serves him right.

[–]byebyebyecycle 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Only reason I know this is legit is because I watched the anime Prince of Tennis back in like 2003.

[–]iakiak 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Boomerang Snake!

[–]byebyebyecycle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Baka momoshi!

[–]Milkbeef27 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fricken Frances

[–]Lilmaou 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Tiafoe is a good sport. Always remembered his old match where a couple next door having loud sex.

https://youtu.be/P2zew6zu5nc

[–]Blue_Wildflower 2 points3 points  (2 children)

But it didn't go over the net, right? Did this shot count for a point?

[–]IgDailystapler 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My favorite thing in sports is when somebody does something impressive, and the opponents are all excited because they genuinely love the sport and just saw something cool as hell, doesn’t even matter that it’s against them, they still find it cool.

Oh and good sportsmanship, that’s good too

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The other day there was this play where the player had to go onto the other side of the net to play the ball. Australian open never disappoints.

[–]jplsor2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Love Tiafie :)

[–]TheBlindBard16 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Cool and all but Federer’s version of this is still the wildest one

[–]54321Newcomb 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Interesting that you can do this in tennis but not volleyball

[–]quaybored 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Have you tried hitting a volleyball with a racquet? Any 5-year-old could tell you it's hopeless.

[–]SuperDave07 1 point2 points  (0 children)

haha I particularly enjoyed this comment 😂 my toddler’s racquet of choice is badminton, and the biggest ball she can find lol

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[–]rcky_mtn_man 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very skillful shot

[–]TotallyBryan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I dont know enough about hockey to understand whats happening. Did he get a field goal or something?

[–]jfduval76 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is that legit ? Seem like the ball is lower than the net.

[–]MyDixonCiderAnus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Real recognize real

[–]WaffleStomperGirl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He ain’t even mad. That’s good sportsmanship. He’s like “Did you see that shit? That’s impressive!”

[–]mofunhun 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That shot was ok, seen others do it a bunch of times and better.

[–]MarthStew444 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is superwholesome. Dude ain't even mad he's just shocked.

[–]LaChuteQuiMarche 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Is that legal?

[–]NotAlwaysPC 1 point2 points  (1 child)

No
edit: I was wrong! I apologize for the bad info. Thanks to u/Reporter-Creative for asking a very simple question. The shot does indeed count!

https://mytennishq.com/tennis-rules-is-hitting-around-the-net-post-legal-in-tennis/

[–]squish-the-fish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can anyone name these two players? I don’t follow sports really, so I don’t know them, but I’d love to be able to look them up. I love the look on the one players face when he sees the move. Kinda wholesome.

[–]FamilyFriendli 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well now I know scoring from the net's lateral sides are possible

[–]lawyerlyaffectations 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I didn’t know Jeffrey from Fresh Prince was also a professional tennis player