No, you are not allowed to jump the net in a game of tennis. As a matter of fact, you are not even allowed to play the ball when it is in your opponent’s court except in rare cases that have been mentioned above.
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You are not allowed to jump over the net. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) explicitly states that a player will lose the point if they jump over the net in the middle of a point. There are a couple of exceptions if the arm reaches over the net.
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There is a moral of this story for people who are able to jump over the net and have the opportunity to do so during the point. The point will be lost if you land in your opponent’s court during play.
No. If the ball is in play, if you jump over the net into the opposing court, you lose the point. ITF Rules of Tennis Rule 24 Case 5. Here’s an example where Troicki jumps over the net during a rally against Goffin. He jumps over the net and hits the ball, but the point is still in play when he lands, so therefore he loses the point.
In April 2005, nine bison escaped from a farm in Stevenson, Md. and after herding the beasts onto a tennis court, the challenge continued for Baltimore County police, as the beasts avoided the officers. A couple of bison even jumped over the tennis nets. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)
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Anyways, I got it on my head to try and jump over the net because I thought it was would be an easy way to impress our above mentioned female competitors. As you can image, I immediately face planted. Turns out, those nets are higher than they appear and equally unforgiving.
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