Jump to content
BrainDen.com - Brain Teasers
  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
bonanova

Question

Linespersons at tennis matches call a service fault when

a ball lands on the wrong side of a boundary line. Each

person watches one line, and calls "long" or "wide" as

appropriate

Is it possible for a service fault to be missed using this

approach?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

16 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
Guest

I suppose "long" is called when ball lands on wrong side of the long line, "wide" an short line?

If the ball lands on a corner or on a point that is away from a corner equally from long and short lines ( 1350 to each lines), maybe each linesperson wait from the other one to call, and neither calls.

That is not a logical answer, but to work on it I must first eliminate this simple one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Guest
I suppose "long" is called when ball lands on wrong side of the long line, "wide" an short line?

That is not a logical answer, but to work on it I must first eliminate this simple one.

If the ball lands on a corner or on a point that is away from a corner equally from long and short lines ( 1350 to each lines), maybe each linesperson wait from the other one to call, and neither calls.

I disagree. In this case, both linepersons would call.

If the player obstructs the view, the linesperson does not call and must make a signal for the chair refree, who now has the responsability of saying if it was a good ball or not.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Guest

If something obstructed the view of the linesperson, for example, say a bird flew in front of his face, then I suppose he might miss the call...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Guest

i think it IS possible for a ball to be outside the regular court but not called out -

[spoiler='i think it IS possible for a ball to be outside the regular court but not called out -

']hard to describe - but if the ball lands JUST outside the corner of the court at 45 degrees to the regular court then it will be just outside court but will seem to both linejudges to be overlapping a white line and so seem ok

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Guest

:D

Given the information (only 4 people watching 4 lines) then yes, a service fault could be missed if the ball hits the net.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Guest

What happens if the tennis ball hits a bird mid air ?

What happens if a tennis racket hits the ball so hard it shreds into pieces ?

What happens if it hits a puddle in the court, yet the water stopped it from going outside the lines ?

What happens if Sienne Williams (?) goes on steroids and her serves exceed 200mph ? And since the serve goes so fast, it hits the line, it'll rub all the paint off with its massive force thus no one knowing if its long or wide ( Cuz it hit the 90' part)

What happens if the suns UV rays, somehow found a hole on the Ozone layer, thus blinding both watchmen, right when the ball is hit ?

Too many possibilities MAN !

And yes I have no idea about the game tennis or its rules. I know hot girls play it or rich people

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Guest
:D
Given the information (only 4 people watching 4 lines) then yes, a service fault could be missed if the ball hits the net.

Good point!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Guest
What happens if the tennis ball hits a bird mid air ? Then they retake the serve

What happens if a tennis racket hits the ball so hard it shreds into pieces ? Then they retake the serve

What happens if it hits a puddle in the court, yet the water stopped it from going outside the lines ? They wouldnt be playing if there were puddles on the court

What happens if Sienne Williams (?) goes on steroids and her serves exceed 200mph ? And since the serve goes so fast, it hits the line, it'll rub all the paint off with its massive force thus no one knowing if its long or wide ( Cuz it hit the 90' part) Then *Serena* williams will get kicked out the tournament so the serve is irrelevant

What happens if the suns UV rays, somehow found a hole on the Ozone layer, thus blinding both watchmen, right when the ball is hit ? Umpire decides. Or in the case that the UV rays blinded him then they go to hawkeye

Too many possibilities MAN !

And yes I have no idea about the game tennis or its rules. I know hot girls play it or rich people

Theres the answer to your questions ;). This is a bona puzzle, there is never more than one solution unless he stated so :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
i think it IS possible for a ball to be outside the regular court but not called out -

[spoiler='i think it IS possible for a ball to be outside the regular court but not called out -

']hard to describe - but if the ball lands JUST outside the corner of the court at 45 degrees to the regular court then it will be just outside court but will seem to both linejudges to be overlapping a white line and so seem ok

That's it. Nice job. ;)

Welcome to the Den oozie.

post-1048-1230934187.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
What happens if the tennis ball hits a bird mid air ?

What happens if a tennis racket hits the ball so hard it shreds into pieces ?

What happens if it hits a puddle in the court, yet the water stopped it from going outside the lines ?

What happens if Sienne Williams (?) goes on steroids and her serves exceed 200mph ? And since the serve goes so fast, it hits the line, it'll rub all the paint off with its massive force thus no one knowing if its long or wide ( Cuz it hit the 90' part)

What happens if the suns UV rays, somehow found a hole on the Ozone layer, thus blinding both watchmen, right when the ball is hit ?

Too many possibilities MAN !

And yes I have no idea about the game tennis or its rules. I know hot girls play it or rich people

Honorable Mention to reaymond for silliness AND creativity! ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Guest
Linespersons at tennis matches call a service fault when

a ball lands on the wrong side of a boundary line. Each

person watches one line, and calls "long" or "wide" as

appropriate

Is it possible for a service fault to be missed using this

approach?

foot faults would be missed..

thats a service fault.

??? confused ???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Guest

If there are only people watching the lon and wide lines who is watching the net therfore the most obvious fault the short one would be missed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Guest
Honorable Mention to reaymond for silliness AND creativity! ;)

Woot go me! :P

then what about a table tennis serve? If the ball bounces both sides of the net

B))

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...