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Serving rules



All about the foot fault

The server must stand behind the baseline, between the centre mark and the sideline.

A 'foot fault' is called if any of the following happens before the ball is struck:

  • The feet touch the ground inside the baseline

  • The feet touch the wrong side of the centre mark OR

  • The feet touch the wrong side of the imaginary extension of the sideline.

    A foot fault is the same as a fault on a serve so the player is given the chance of a second serve.




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