Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
The Future of the Shot (Shafts, Shuffles and Scoops)
This has been discussed a lot of times already. Let’s discuss it once more. Some people think that the inclusion of shaft shots to the previously small list of what counts as a legitimate goal was a rash decision without community consensus. Others think that it’s the first step in the righteous movement to legalize all of everything.
Be precise. What do you want for NORTH AMERICAN HARDCOURT tournaments for the 2014 season? I know this has all been said before, but we need to figure out if we should go forward, step backward or leave it at counting the shaft.
§4.1 – Shooting
§4.1.1 – A shot occurs when a player strikes the ball with the round end of the mallet head or shaft of the mallet.
If a player ‘pushes’ the ball rather than strikes it, the motion is deemed a shuffle.
§4.1.2 – Actively directing the ball into the net with any part of the body or bike is not a shot.
§4.1.3 – A shuffle (see §4.2) is not a shot.