SERVING BEFORE THE REFEREE CALLS THE SCORE: A serve that is attempted before the referee calls the score shall be canceled and replayed.
SERVICE IN SUBSEQUENT GAMES: Except for a deciding game, the team that did not receive the first service of the first game of the match shall serve the next game of the match
SERVING ORDER: Players must maintain the serving order as listed in the official scorecard. Serving order may be changed after each game only. In four (4) person play, the server cannot attempt, fake or commit a spike or block. This rule is in effect for the defense or the offense.
SCREENING: No members of the serving team may block the server from the opposing team by raising their hands above their heads, flailing their arms from side to side or forming groups of two (2) or more to hide the actions of the server. Players on the serving team who deliberately switch their positions and block the server from the opposing team may be subject to penalty.
PLAYER POSITIONS AT SERVICE: All players, except the server, shall have both feet fully on the ground during the serve. In four (4) person play, players must be in their designated serving positions. After the service players may move to an alternative offensive or defensive position. In two (2) or three (3) person play, only service order (rotation) must be maintained.
RECEIVING THE SERVICE WITH AN OPEN HAND FINGER PASS: The service may be received in any form except, with an open hand finger pass.
SERVICE FAULTS: Any of the following committed during the service shall count as a fault:
a) A served ball contacts the net.
b) A served ball lands in the next court or in the spectator’s gallery.
c) A served ball passes through the net opening.
d) A serve is not executed from the designated service area.
e) A server crosses the service line at the same time the serve is executed.
f) A served ball hits a member on the serving team.
g) A serve is delivered by the wrong server.
h) The serve was executed improperly
i) Players on the serving team screen the server from the opposing team.