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Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by BubbleSpear, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. BubbleSpear

    BubbleSpear New User

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    I have a question. I was playing a casual game with some of my friends. One, last time I played, did not serve well in power or accuracy. So while he was throwing his ball up and down, deciding on a good throw, I scrambled up to the net, just in time to volley a low winner. Was that legal? Basically, I'm asking if the receiver can move around at any time during the serve.
     
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  2. nViATi

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    you can move around but you can't do it intentionally to distract them and you can't volley back a serve
     
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  3. BubbleSpear

    BubbleSpear New User

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    I can't volley a serve? I didn't know that. :( Ah well.
     
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  4. papa

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    Ball has to hit the court prior to you hitting it - can't take it out of the air. You can stand anywhere you want and you can move around also but as noted above, you cannot distract the server - moving around is generally not considered a distraction.
     
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  5. x Southpaw x

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    You can't volley a serve but you can scramble forward and make a half-volley winner. Paradox. You'll learn what I mean in due time.
     
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  6. Rickson

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    You're definitely not allowed to volley a serve. The ball must be allowed to bounce on the serve, period. By the way, your buddy has a seriously weak serve.
     
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  7. BubbleSpear

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    Haha, yeah. It was a casual game between friends. I plan to try out for my high school tennis team and he's like "Yeah...maybe." Well, thanks for clarifying the point.
     
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  8. that would be cool if everyone could tho
     
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  9. SageOfDeath

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    I wouldn't try volley a serve even it was legal....... the pain
     
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  10. battousai555

    battousai555 Rookie

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    Imagine someone trying that in a pro match.
     
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