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I have annoyed a couple of players when umpiring games by asking them not to stamp on the floor when serving. Our venue has a wooden floor and stamping produces quite a loud noise. I have to admit I cannot find a rule in the ETTA list, but as umpire am I correct in stopping this distraction?
There was a rule that stated it explicitly earlier about stamping but it has been removed now.
The umpires usually interpret it now that if they can see that the server is deliberately trying to distract the opponent by stamping and making a loud noise, then they will call it. If it is part of their action. It really doesn't get called at all now at an International level.
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