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      Is this service situation a let?

      From what I understand, once you throw the ball up to serve you must then hit the ball otherwise the point goes to your opponent. You aren't allowed to catch the ball if you feel your throw was bad and then throw it again.

      However, what if you notice that the ball is cracked while the ball is in the air after you throw the ball?

      Would you be allowed to catch the ball and show the umpire without losing a point?

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      I think so. But not sure.

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      If the ball is broken at any time during a point it's a let. I learned this at a tournament when I smashed the ball for a winner and my opponent took a let bc the ball broke on my smash. That was lame, but he was correct about the rule. So in your scenario you could serve the ball and then call let bc it is broken, no matter what happens in the point.

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      You cant know untill you give the ball a hit.

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      Once the ball is thrown, the rally is now in play. If you catch the ball without playing a stroke, you will have to convince the umpire that there was some extenuating circumstance why you caught the ball, and that he should declare a let.
      If you can prove that the ball was clearly broken, yes, the umpire will most likely call a let.
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      Exactly what Tinykin said; if you can give a good reason to why you catched the ball during play, the umpire can call let.

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      It depends on the umpire. Better not to take this kind of risk.
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