We have a player at our local club who cups the shuttle in their hand and then throws it up when serving. Given the changes in recent years around service rules, I thought that there had been changes where the shuttle could only be ‘dropped’ during a serve, although I can’t seem to find anything in the rules regarding this particular action. The shuttle is still being struck as per the height rules and the players racquet position is also correct. I just need some clarification regarding the upwards throwing action? Is this action still legal?