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View Poll Results: Up against the line, up againts the fence or somewhere in the middle.. :-)
Less than 1 inch...i am the foot fault king/queen! ;') 6 15.79%
2-4 inches 23 60.53%
5-7 inches 6 15.79%
8" to a foot ! ( get your mind out of the gutter ) :-P 1 2.63%
Over a foot... AKA: As far as i can without hitting my racket against the fence!! LOL! 2 5.26%
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Question How far behind the baseline do you stand when serving ?? Is there a max ??

I stand about 5-7 inches . Is there a max to how far you can stand back BEHIND the service line ?? I have seen some people stand almost backed up against the fence
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Re: How far behind the baseline do you stand when serving ?? Is there a max ??

I voted 5-7". I'm not sure why someone would want to stand way far behind the baseline to serve. However, there is an epidemic of foot faults at every local court I've ever played on, so backing up a few inches isn't a bad idea for most folks.

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I voted 5-7". I'm not sure why someone would want to stand way far behind the baseline to serve. However, there is an epidemic of foot faults at every local court I've ever played on, so backing up a few inches isn't a bad idea for most folks.

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Re: How far behind the baseline do you stand when serving ?? Is there a max ??

5-7 I need a bit between me and the baseline
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barely an inch but that doesn't mean i footfault. I just jump.
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About 4 inches.
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Re: How far behind the baseline do you stand when serving ?? Is there a max ??

I stand back about 5 inches i dont think theres a max but i couldnt imagine serving too far behind it would make serving almost impossible

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i'd say maybe one to two inches.
but further when there's a usta judge calling foot faults.

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it depends...usually 2-4 but if i'm down in a service game and need a big first serve, i'll move back to more like 5-7 to make sure that it gets in...

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Between 4-7 inches. But you stand as far back as you want to. But you cab't move though.
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2-4 inches

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i'd say maybe one to two inches.
but further when there's a usta judge calling foot faults.

Yeah, its sort of hard to call a foot fault when your playing at the park and your opponent is clear across the net
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Yeah, its sort of hard to call a foot fault when your playing at the park and your opponent is clear across the net
and ur concentrating on the ball, not his feet

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and ur concentrating on the ball, not his feet
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