> What's the ruling and can you quote it.
> Server's first serve is long, receiver calls it long, hits it into
> net causing
> it to roll about three feet back toward receiver.
> Server waits and motions to the ball, receiver says don't worry
> about it, not
> in my way.
> Server's second serve hits the ball lying in the service box.
> Is the ball in play?
> Is it a fault?
> Is it a let?
> Is it server's point?
If the serve was a legal serve and struck the ball than the ball is in
play and if the receiver can't make a play they lose the point. When
you don't clear a ball from your court you risk that the ball may
actually be struck on either a serve or perhaps during the rally, and
the chances of adjusting after it hits is very slim, it usually means
your gonna lose the point. M***of the story is clear the damn balls
away, you actually have a much better chance of stepping on the thing
and blowing out your ankle.