Nice Point Brian Battistone and Trent Aaron, Palm Springs Tennis Tournament Champs 2009
The volleyball serve is the closest thing we have in sports resembli... There are interesting similarities between volleyball and tennis on the serve technique.
The subjects (elite players) were instructed to perform a team-handball jump throw, tennis serve, and volleyball spike with a maximal ball velocity and to hit a specific target. Significant differences (P < 0.05) between the three overarm movements were found in 17 of 24 variables.
The reason a spike serve is feasible in volleyball is that there is no limitation on where the ball can land anywhere on the court (other than out, obviously, or touching the net). This gives the volleyball server a large target area. In contrast, a tennis serve has to land in a box that is 1/4 the size of the opponents court.
Underhand Serve . This serve is used mainly in recreational volleyball. It does not require the level of skill or coordination that the other types of serves do. With one foot stepped back, you hold the ball in your opposite hand. Then with your other hand fisted, shift your weight forward and hit the ball just below the center (or equator) of the ball.
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Step 1: The Stance. A proper tennis serve stance is when your feet are positioned so that the front foot is pointing towards the right net post (for right-handers) and the back foot is parallel to the baseline. Basic serve stance gives you balance in all directions.
Here are a few fundamentals of learning to overhand serve for right-handed players. How to Serve a Volleyball. 1. Start in an up-and-back stride with most of your weight on your back right foot. 2. The left hand holds the volleyball extended forward and in front of your right side. 3.
The spike and serve in volleyball have, to an extent, comparable mechanics and body movements to the smash and serve in tennis. Personally, as a volleyball (and basketball) player, playing tennis felt kind of weird.