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teppeiahn1
07-07-2009, 11:55 AM
When ur about to serve, you decide to serve 15 ft behind baseline wit a massive kik serve

woodrow1029
07-07-2009, 11:58 AM
As long as you are within the sidelines, yes..

jmverdugo
07-07-2009, 12:20 PM
It is legal, but it doesnt make any sense IMO.

WildVolley
07-07-2009, 12:23 PM
Hitting from that far back is going to limit your angles and make the ball arrive to the returner with less speed. But if in a box between the center line and outside line, it is legal.

wngan9447
07-07-2009, 12:24 PM
yes... no point though

chess9
07-07-2009, 12:28 PM
If hitting long is your nemesis, then step back a foot from the baseline to serve. If you keep hitting the ball into the net, move up to the service line and serve from there. No one I know seems to mind foot faults. ;)

-Robert

user92626
07-07-2009, 04:42 PM
As long as you are within the sidelines, yes..

Can you explain the sidelines rule a bit?

I thought there was some rule about it but a bunch of guys that I play with just stand way wide out and serve. Since no one's serve can win him game we don't even care calling it or calling out stepping 1 ft+ inside the baseline!

chess9
07-07-2009, 04:44 PM
No part of your foot may be outside the singles sideline for singles or the doubles sideline for doubles WHEN SERVING.

-Robert

fattsoo
07-07-2009, 05:21 PM
When ur about to serve, you decide to serve 15 ft behind baseline wit a massive kik serve

Why would you want to do that? The returner can just step up before the kick service has a chance to kick too high and hit a short shot...if you are serving so far behind, you have very little chance to get in position for that return

Frankauc
07-07-2009, 05:49 PM
yeah you can do it but personnaly i would volley your serve. lol

lightning.lu10
07-07-2009, 07:25 PM
yeah you can do it but personnaly i would volley your serve. lol

I'm assuming you mean more of a half volley because I don't think you'd want to volley serves...

Djokovicfan4life
07-08-2009, 01:02 AM
yeah you can do it but personnaly i would volley your serve. lol

Now that, on the other hand, IS illegal.

10nistennis
07-08-2009, 04:37 AM
I'm assuming you mean more of a half volley because I don't think you'd want to volley serves...

Actually you COULD volley serves. Losing the point because of that is a totally different matter. :twisted:



To the OP, trying to kick serve from that far away is not a very good idea.

GuyClinch
07-08-2009, 04:50 AM
LMAO if you could volley serves that's all anyone would ever do. :P

eagle
07-08-2009, 05:46 AM
^^ Interesting.
I'd hate to try that on a Roddick serve. :)

r,
eagle

10nistennis
07-08-2009, 06:55 AM
^^ Interesting.
I'd hate to try that on a Roddick serve. :)

r,
eagle

I don't think anyone's reflexes can move fast enough to actually hit a volley off of his serve. I wouldn't want to be the guy trying to volley that serve. OUCH. :shock:

SystemicAnomaly
07-08-2009, 06:59 AM
Can you explain the sidelines rule a bit? ...


No part of your foot may be outside the singles sideline for singles or the doubles sideline for doubles WHEN SERVING...

You can't cross the center mark either. Some players start very close to the center mark and chase their toss so that one foot or the other crosses an imaginary extension of the center mark prior to contact. This is a foot fault.

chess9
07-08-2009, 07:14 AM
You can't cross the center mark either. Some players start very close to the center mark and chase their toss so that one foot or the other crosses an imaginary extension of the center mark prior to contact. This is a foot fault.

Yes, instructive addendum.

-Robert

teppeiahn1
07-08-2009, 05:56 PM
Its not something you always want to but but maby 1nce in a match so the opponent goes O.O lol. and most opponents wont know what im doing and wit the kick i can actualy comeback to the baseline befor its returned.

I just think it might throw people off lol but prolly wont ever do it in a match.

And i think it would be cool to see the ball clear the net by like 15 feet and kick up