A missed serve is called a “fault”. The serve is a fault if the server swings and misses the ball. The server may stop the serve by catching the ball and starting over. The server may serve underhand, but he or she may not bounce the ball before hitting it.
Keeping this in view, what does foot fault mean in tennis?
In tennis, the thin white line runs underneath the server, out of sight but never out of mind. If the rubber toe of the server’s shoe so much as glances that line, the rest of the motion, the toss, the body contortions, the follow-through, no longer matter. All are erased by a simple, innocuous penalty: the foot fault.
Also question is, are you allowed to touch the net in tennis?
Your racquet can cross the net as long as it never touches it. This does not mean you can just start reaching across the net to hit balls before they come to your side. For the “Friend at Court” handbook and more information on the rules of tennis, visit the rules and regulations homepage.
Why is tennis serve so hard?
24. Calling foot faults. The receiver or the receiver’s partner may call foot faults only after all reasonable efforts, such as warning the server and attempting to get an official to the court, have failed and the foot fault is so flagrant as to be clearly perceptible from the receiver’s side.