Is this serve legal?

Arak

Semi-Pro
I play often against a guy who, while serving from the ad side, throws the ball well to his right and basically serves from the deuce side. I told him this is a fault, but he insists that since his feet are on the ad side, it is correct. Is he right?
 
I play often against a guy who, while serving from the ad side, throws the ball well to his right and basically serves from the deuce side. I told him this is a fault, but he insists that since his feet are on the ad side, it is correct. Is he right?
I agree with @Vox Rationis. The less-known occurrence is if his foot moved laterally and touched/passed the centerline, even if it was not into the court. That would be a FF.

Back to the original point: contact point is irrelevant. This is not a new concept as if someone contacts the ball while it's inside the court [ie past the BL], it's fine as long as the feet were OK.

If someone could broad jump 20' and do a Battistone jump serve, that would still be legal [until they changed the rule].
 
I play often against a guy who, while serving from the ad side, throws the ball well to his right and basically serves from the deuce side. I told him this is a fault, but he insists that since his feet are on the ad side, it is correct. Is he right?
I should add that this gives him no advantage unless he has a hard time serving at a diagonal. Yes, the T serve is easier but the out wide server is tougher. You simply have to move to your right to compensate.

It's no different than if he stood near the alley; you'd then have to move left.
 

Vox Rationis

Semi-Pro
I should add that this gives him no advantage unless he has a hard time serving at a diagonal. Yes, the T serve is easier but the out wide server is tougher. You simply have to move to your right to compensate.

It's no different than if he stood near the alley; you'd then have to move left.
Yep. Was going to add that myself. A simple adjustment of where you set up for returns nullifies the unique service angle.
 

Injured Again

Hall of Fame
I always thought Gilles Muller was the pro who exemplified this. Look at his contact point serving from the deuce side - many of them are right over the center or to the left of center.

 
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