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95% of players do. It's instintive. I've only encountered one guy

who ever called a hinderance on it. It's weak sauce because technically, per the Code, the talking has to interfere with the opponent's play and the truth of it is that very little talk actually affects the opponent. The exception would be something really nonsequitur like screaming "F@#$%!" or something that sounds like a tennis call like "let" or "out".

It's akin to a guy calling a let because there's a ball somewhere on the periphery of play but not actually impacting that player's play. Pure BS and also contrary to the letter of the Code.

PS - you need to tell your coach he was wrong and screwed you.
[Post edited by hoomonger at 04/20/2017 6:24PM]

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Posted: 04/20/2017 at 6:21PM


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