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Is there a rule regarding how often you're allowed to step on a wet cloth to keep good grip under your shoes?
Yesterday, an opponent of mine got annoyed and said I could only do it every 6 points. I didn't make a fuss about the time, because I had plenty of time for it whenever he had to pick up the ball, which was often, but I'm pretty sure this rule of his was rectum derived at the spot; why would there be a rule about it when the rules are written assuming good floors? It seems more comparable to wiping your hands on the table.
(Karma hit him hard though: he kept serving the same no spin serves to my backhand, and I kept gently counterhitting them back low over the net cross court. I think half of them ended up bouncing on top of the net. Afterwards he said that's why I won and I just said maybe he shouldn't keep doing the same serve over and over and expect different results )
There is no rule about using a wet cloth. As long as the game isn't being held up constantly there should be no problem. The 6 point rule pertains to towelling yourself.
I think it is more important that you are feeling safe and have grip on your shoes.
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