We frequently get questions about "How would you rule?" in different scenarios and circumstances but this one is one of the best...
In a women's USTA match/tournament with no trainers on site, one of the ladies (who also was an experienced USTA official) asked for an Medical Time Out. The newly certified rover asked if there was anyone there to treat her--she said no. The rover then told her she had 3 minutes to treat herself and started his stopwatch. She said she wanted time to "self-evalute" her issue and the rover told her that extra time for self-evaluation is not allowed and showed her FAC Table 13 (page 98). She followed his ruling without involving the head referee.
Did the rover make the correct ruling? Have you ever heard of time for "self-evaluation"?
One official said you get 15 minutes for a medical time out so that means she gets 12 minutes to self-evaluate and three to treat... Interesting!
Side note: Table 13 under "who may treat" states "any person whom the player selects". In this case would it be alright for her to ask a friend to come out of the stands to treat her? However, there would be no evaluation time unless the friend is a qualified medical person.
How would you rule???