Originally Posted by woodrow1029
I played in a tournament this weekend in NorCal, and there was a guy on the court next to me that would start with his front foot about an inch behind the baseline. He would take one decent sized step with his front foot and slide his back foot in so that before he hit the ball, he was actually foot faulting with BOTH feet (front foot about4-6 inches inside the baseline).
Once someone is that far inside the baseline, it is pretty noticeable when receiving serve. I usually notice it first as the server somehow being in a different serve position, and then it is clear that they look different across the net because they are a half foot (or nearly so) inside the baseline.