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Doubles serve hits opponent at net
by anonymous

Q: The net player on the receiving team was standing close to the "T" on the service line. The serve is wide - no question it would be out - but it hits the net player instead. Point for the serving team?

A: Serving team wins the point. Even if the receiver's partner was standing behind the baseline; if the serve hits him before it hits the ground, they lose the point. Exception is if the serve hits the net cord, then hits the receiver or his partner before hitting the ground. In that case, "Let" serve.

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