Why do it seem like a lot of pros hide the ball when they serve?
Or, it could be beneficial to hide the serve and the umpires don’t enforce the rules for some reason.
When you watch the pro matches, you will see that they serve illegally and to their real advantage.
Why do pro players hide the ball
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Pro players hide the ball with their head to gain the advantages. It’s harder to read the spin on the ball when you hide the ball. When the ball is almost hidden by the head, it takes the opponent a tiny bit longer to read the serve. Because you can’t see when the server will hit the ball. Hiding the ball with the head is also very effective when you make a short serve and very long serve. This action is illegal.
It depends on the umpire. Some will call a fault serve, some will let it go.
Pro players hide the ball with the head
Hiding the ball with the head is common at the professional scenes.
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Dang Qiu also hides the ball with his head.
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