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  1. GregN

    GregN New User

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    If when trying to serve down the middle ie right hander in the add court, can the server throw the ball onto the deuce side of the centre line and hit it, assuming both feet remain on the add side. The only reference I can find is that both feet must remain on the add side- no reference to upper body or where the racquet contacts the ball. Any ideas?
     
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  2. gmatheis

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    Can you throw the ball past the baseline on your toss? yes

    why cant you then throw the ball over the center line?


    It's called a foot fault because it is based on where your feet are, not the ball
     
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  3. floridatennisdude

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    Your toss can be as wild as you wish. As long as your feet are legal, reach for it anywhere.
     
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  4. OrangePower

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    That's perfectly legal.

    In fact the feet can also be on the "wrong" side, as long as they are not touching the court. So you can be in the air, entirely on the wrong side, when you make contact, and that's fine.
     
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  5. GregN

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    Thanks, thats pretty much what I assumed
     
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  6. Bedrock

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    In fact the feet can also be on the "wrong" side
    WRONG !!!! It is a footfault even if one foot starts from wrong side(foot fault).
     
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  7. floridatennisdude

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    Read his whole post. He is saying that you can leap into the air and be anywhere, but he clearly stated the take off must be legal.
     
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