Everything You Need to Know About the New Drop Serve
Along with the normal serve, you can now drop the ball from any height – even from your tippy toes -- and hit it underhand, backhand or forehand, and with any kind of spin!
Wait, there’s more! If you don’t like the bounce, you can drop the ball again within 10 seconds of calling the score. And the ball can bounce twice, if you can get down that low.
Some do’s & don’ts: When dropping the ball, don’t propel it – let gravity do its work. Ball contact below the waist, paddle angle and upward arc no longer apply.
The drop serve was created to make it easier for refs to call faults and for beginners to learn the game. It’s being tried for one year and you can continue to use the traditional serve (or the COVID serve, too.)
But, what’s the COVID serve? We’ll see if anyone asks next month .............................. Charles Zook, Skill Development