Co-ed rules???

Co-ed rules???

Post by vball » Tue, 22 Apr 1997 04:00:00


Here is a rule I never heard of until I started to play in Nashville, TN
In Coed the Male Server must serve to the Male on the other side???
Does anybody play this way anywhere else??
If a male does serve it to the opposing female's side of the court the
serve is replayed once the next error is a loss of serve.
Strange but true...
                    Vball1

 
 
 

Co-ed rules???

Post by Michael David Ber » Wed, 23 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>Here is a rule I never heard of until I started to play in Nashville, TN
>In Coed the Male Server must serve to the Male on the other side???
>Does anybody play this way anywhere else??

This is considered a 'courtesy' rule in most places, and mainly applies
in case of 'straight' coed play (i.e., 8' net).    

Quote:
>If a male does serve it to the opposing female's side of the court the
>serve is replayed once the next error is a loss of serve.

In many places, no replay is given.  Also, men are supposed to serve
to men, women to women.  I personally don't have a big issue with this,
as I'm blessed with a wife who is _very_ effective on an 8' net.

Michael

--
Michael Bertz
Georgia Institute of Technology


 
 
 

Co-ed rules???

Post by Chris Kess » Wed, 23 Apr 1997 04:00:00

|> Here is a rule I never heard of until I started to play in Nashville, TN
|> In Coed the Male Server must serve to the Male on the other side???
|> Does anybody play this way anywhere else??
|> If a male does serve it to the opposing female's side of the court the
|> serve is replayed once the next error is a loss of serve.
|> Strange but true...

Bizzare.  I've heard of this as a "custom", but never a rule.  Also seemed
a bit silly to me either way.  How do you judge if a serve in the middle
is "to" anyone in particular.

I think my strategy when the guy is serving would be to cower in the corner
of the court and force him to serve my female partner, that way we'd be
guaranteed a sideout.

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Co-ed rules???

Post by FIV » Thu, 24 Apr 1997 04:00:00

I have heard (and unfornately played in a coed doubles league with this
rule). It was titled the 'courtesy' rule. Needless to say, it was very
unpopular with both genders. Whoever thought/developed this rule may have
had the intention of 'leveling the playing field' , but this is a bogus
way of accomplishing it.

 
 
 

Co-ed rules???

Post by Jim Sampso » Fri, 25 Apr 1997 04:00:00

This would be a waste of time in our co-ed league. Most of the women pass
the ball better than the men.
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Co-ed rules???

Post by Tord Inghamma » Sat, 26 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Here is a rule I never heard of until I started to play in Nashville, TN
> In Coed the Male Server must serve to the Male on the other side???
> Does anybody play this way anywhere else??
> If a male does serve it to the opposing female's side of the court the
> serve is replayed once the next error is a loss of serve.
> Strange but true...
>                     Vball1

No never heard of that one!
Not even in Sweden!
In which case you could hide all your male in the net shadow and the
oponents could serve till the cows come home.
Truly daft!
 
 
 

Co-ed rules???

Post by OffTheN » Tue, 06 May 1997 04:00:00

That rule seems to be along the East Coast.  We use it strictly as a
"Courtesy Rule" and there is no penalty for a male serving a male.
However, that said, there have been courts at our tournaments where the
players institute the rule for pool play.  Whatever turns you on.
Several years ago at the first FOVA Nationals held in California, the
running joke among many of the players was the "Courtesy Rule" the New
Jersey players were yelling about.  They wondered why the females were on
the court?

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