Tennis Tip from Coach Kwong

To talk or not to talk … that is the question. During point play, one can communicate to their partner when the ball is heading to or on their side of the court. Talk should stop when the ball is now on the opponent’s side of the court. It is considered bad etiquette if you talk or make any unnecessary noise, creating a potential “distraction.” Remember that players have court rights, and one is calling “Hindrance” against their opponents due to creating a distraction. Silence during play allows players to concentrate and play fairly.