The serve

  • Serves must be hit underhand, and contact with the ball must be made below the waist.
  • You cannot serve off a bounce.
  • The serve is initiated with at least one foot behind the baseline; neither foot may contact the baseline or court until after the ball is struck.
  • The server must call the score before making contact with the ball. The score is called in three numbers: Server score, receiver score, the server #1 or #2.
  • The serve is made diagonally cross-court and must land within the confines of the opposite diagonal court.
  • Only one serve attempt is permitted, except in the event of a let. Let serves are replayed.