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I was playing in a round-robin tournament at my local club and one of my opponents was blocking the view of the point of contact with his free hand (during his serve). He is a more advanced player than I am and would likely have beaten me anyway, but I had no chance of being able to return service effectively with him blocking my view this way. I'm not sure if it was intentional or not.
I understand that a lot will have to do with my club's specific environment and culture but was wondering if there is some sort of generally accepted table tennis etiquette for this type of situation, so that I might find a tactful and appropriate way to address it. Any thoughts?
This is always a bad situation. The service rule makes it difficult to police well. The only real etiquette is to mention it to the player in the best way that you can or talk to the umpire. When there is no official umpire it makes it a very difficult situation.
Does anyone else have a good way of dealing with this situation?
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