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Old 11-20-2012, 01:13 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by Cindysphinx View Post

I have a teammate who is a huge, huge footfaulter. She is old school when she serves. So rather than lift off the ground to hit the serve, she kind of walks. She doesn't land on the left foot. She steps into the court with the right foot -- way way into the court -- and she S&V.

I have never seen anyone call her on it.
If you have any ambitions for your team to go to any playoffs someone better start straightening her out now--the roving refs and maybe the other teams certainly will-- and then she'll probably fall apart.

Running or getting a walking start to hit a serve, from your description, is also illegal. In "old school" tennis you were not allowed to break the plane of the service line, while in the air, as is allowed by the present rules.
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