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Mads Conrad-Petersen about new 1.15m service rule: this is insane!

Mads Conrad-Petersen about new 1.15m service rule: this is insane!

This is insane! All players above 1.80m have to change their serve radically before next week's German Open and then the biggest tournament of the year All England.

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Ken je BC Meppeler Meppers al?

For some it might be relatively easy, for the majority it is extremely difficult (I am in that category) and then for players above 2.00m it is to be honest almost impossible.

We will go to Germany Monday and we will try to win and play as good as possible. It will be extremely hard but let's see.

But before all these tournaments start, I have to say that this rule, in my opinion, is so extremely discriminating to us taller players but especially to my partner Mads Kolding.

We play against 2 players from Thailand in the first round who are 1.63m and 1.69m. They can serve however they want and still be under 1.15m.

We will not go down without fighting and we will have to find new ways to play the game. We will find solutions. But after having talked to several judges and umpires during the last couple of days it seems as they also don't know it will work.

They don't know how to sit, how far away from the device they need to be, and after having played matches with them as service judges, they all see the 1.15m through their own eyes. Some think my new serve is fine, some believe it is too high and some say that I can get it a little higher.

The new rule will change the game but it is still almost impossible for the judges.

Ok no more talking let's get to it in Germany. We don't want to give up in any way but I believe it is important not just to accept things if they are not fair.

Here is a clip of Kolding 'trying' to serve. He is 1 meter behind the service line as it is impossible to make a regular serve at 1.15 from the service line.

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