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If your opponent's serve is short, then the ball is dead immediately and the rally is over. You don't have a choice to return a short serve. This is unlike a serve that's going long, which you can choose to play before it goes long, provided you do so before it hits the back wall and becomes a dead ball. This is because the ball is still in play until ...


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Generally, if the player has possession of the puck, they are eligible to be legally checked. Officials will give a small amount of leeway if the player has just passed or shot the puck. They will also allow the check if the puck is nearby and the player is trying to play it. Hence, on calls for interference, you will hear the announcers talk about how close ...


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