foot fault


noun Tennis.

a fault consisting in the failure of the server to keep both feet behind the base line until the ball is hit or to keep at least one foot on the ground while hitting the ball.

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Origin of foot fault

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for foot fault

foot fault

noun

tennis a fault that occurs when the server fails to keep both feet behind the baseline until he has served
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