Faults (Rules 5.7, 5.8)
The new version of the rules has defined that if a serve is not good, then it is called a fault. That is, we no longer have a call of “foot fault”, nor do we have a call of “out” on a serve. That is, the only call for a serve that does not meet correct requirements is called a fault. This includes when the ball hits the side wall first or simultaneously when you try a corkscrew serve (the ball must hit the front wall first on a serve). Not easy to get into the habit when we are all used to calling ‘out’!