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I slowly plan to get an umpire licence.
I wanted to ask how exactly it is with the services like Ovtcharov uses,which are relatively vertical at first,but land far from original throwpoint due to it being very difficult to perform such a high toss really vertically.
Secondly, I want to ask how can I be objective in situations like judging in/out (edge balls),verticality of serve,visibility of serve etc. Many players here who play with umpires present are powerful players experience about table tennis and also they are mostly much higher ranked umpires themselves.
Umpiring is a difficult business especially when it comes to serves. It is up for a bit of interpretation.
There is some leniency with the vertical rule. Because he is throwing the ball up so much it will land in a different position even though it is quite vertical. I think there are other players that throw the ball on more of an angle.
Making your own calls will be determined on the rules and your interpretation within the rules.
There is the 2019 ITTF Handbook that will help you with some interpretation.
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