Did you mayhaps mean footfall?
- n. a fault that occurs when the server in tennis fails to keep both feet behind the baseline
“I don't know," came the reply; "unless he called a footfault on you!”
“I don't think the person should have been calling the footfault in that situation ... '”
“The average footfault is due to carelessness, over-anxiety, or ignorance of the rule.”
“I can only say that a footfault is crossing or touching the line with either foot before the ball is delivered, or it is a jump or step.”
“The International Federation has practically adopted a footfault rule for 1921 that prohibits the server lifting one foot unless replaced behind the base-line.”
“M ` Loughlin, the wonderful "California Comet," burst across the tennis sky with the first of those terrific cannon-ball deliveries that revolutionized the game, and caused the old-school players to send out hurry calls for a severe footfault rule or some way of stopping the threatened destruction of all ground strokes.”
“It is just as unfair to deliberately footfault as to miscall a ball, and it is wholly unnecessary.”
“It is unnecessary, and by placing your feet firmly before the service there is no need to footfault.”
“A revival of the footfault fiend, who desires to handicap the server, is international in character and, like the poor, "always with us.”
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