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 Rule Change ID Submitted From Comment
1053April 25, 2023Randi

The Hip Joint is often not clearly visible when players wear skirts.

1053April 26, 2023Kevin

If the Volley Serve stays, I concur. I submitted the same (although not nearly as eloquently written) suggestion last year. And yes, because where the leg bends its much easier to find a persons outside hip joint regardless of sex or body type than it is to find the waste/navel.

1053April 27, 2023Derek

Perhaps if the rule stated that at the impact of the paddle with the ball at the serve, it must happen with the ball between the top of the knee and the bottom of the hip joint (so impact is made basically at the mid-thigh point) and in an upward arcing motion with the top of the paddle pointing towards the court and the player cannot impart any spin (i.e. manipulate the paddle by turning of the wrist or arm) at the point of impact of the serve.

1053April 29, 2023Mary

Same comment as I made in 1057. It's about time we addressed the rules around the volley serve that make it so hard (no...just about impossible) to discern unless the violation is flagrant. The 'Stop play...questionable whether' is a clumsy workaround that many Refs are still hesitant to utilize. Time for a major change.

1053May 31, 2023Melody

I believe the hip joint can be readily seen in all players. This would make it easier to spot serve infractions for hitting it above certain places, currently the waist.

1053May 31, 2023Melody

I believe the hip joint can be readily seen in all players. This would make it easier to spot serve infractions for hitting it above certain places, currently the waist.

 Rule Change ID Submitted From Comment