Faults : It is a fault

If a fault is made by the serving team, the serving player shall be replaced by a teammate. If all five players on a team commit a serving fault, the serve goes to the receiving team. If a fault is made by the receiving team, the serving team is awarded a point and continues to serve. It is a fault if:
(a) If the players are not stationary while serving.

NOTE: A srever shall be considered to be stationary only if both his feet touch the ground at the time of serving. It is suufficient that any portion of each of the foot touches the ground at the time of service. Foot fault shall be declared only if feet is raised above the ground and held in suspension while in the act of service. ACT OF SERVICE MEANS PREACTION, STRIKING THE BALL AND FOLLOW UP ACTION.

(b) If the server misses the stroke in serving.

(c) If the ball is served overhand.

(d) If the service is delivered from the wrong court.

(e) If the ball is not returned before it touches the ground.

(f) If the ball served drops -
   (i) in the wrong court or
   (ii) on any line (including centre, serving crease, side and boundry lines) or
   (iii) between the net and serving crease lines.

(g) If a player serves out ofhis turn. (A player is said to serve out of his turn if he serves before the previous server is out.) In such a case the hand of the previous server shall be treated as down and the present server shall be asked to re-serve irrespective of the server wins or loses a point.

(h) If any portion of the server's body or racket crosses any of the lines when serving (even a foot on line is out of court)

(i) If it is 'double touch'. That means a player while making a stroke hits the ball more then once.

(j) If it is a 'tip'. That is the ball is touched by two rackets at the same team successively.

(k) If it is a 'clash'. That means the rackets of two or more players clash in playing the ball either before, during or after striking the ball.

(l) If the player or his racket crosses the net line during the course of play i.e. during the rally.

(m) If a ball is sent out of bounds. The player is at liberty to take a ball going out of bounds but if he attempts and misses it is a fault.

(n) If the ball touches any player or his dress whether inside or outside the court.

(o) If the player in the act of serving crosses his racket either over the net or touches the net.

(p) If the ball fails to clear the net either in serving or in returning.

(q) If the ball touches the top of the net.

(r) If the serving ball balls on any line. But a ball in rally becomes a fault only if it falls on the boundry lines; it can fall on the centre and crease lines.

(t) If delay is caused in serving by passing on the ball from one player to other after the umpire asked to serve.
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