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Good ball called out
by Adriana

Q: Opponent calls a good ball out shortly before it bounces. When the ball bounces the opponent's partner hits the ball and continues play. The opponent who called the ball out corrects the call and says it was good, my error, replay the point. Should the point be replayed or is it automatically the other teams point?

A: If a player mistakenly calls a ball "out" and then realizes it was good, the point shall be replayed if the player returned the ball within the proper court. Nonetheless, if the player's return of the ball results in a weak "sitter", the player should give the opponent the point. If the player failed to make the return, the opponent wins the point. If the mistake was made on a second serve, the server is entitled to two serves.

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