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How degrees is the legal rule for throwing of the ball in the air when the player serve?
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The service rules in part says:
|2.06.02||The server shall then project the ball near vertically upwards|
Also in the Handbook for Match Officials it has this:
10.3 Throwing the Ball
10.3.1 The server is required to throw the ball “near vertically” upwards and it must rise at least 16 cm after leaving his or her hand. This means it must rise within a few degrees of the vertical, rather than within the angle of 45 degrees that was formerly specified, and that it must rise far enough for the umpire to be sure that it is thrown upwards and not sideways or diagonally.
Go to this link and read more about it including some diagrams they have.
Go to the bottom of Page 14 to see the explanation.
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