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.
Fourteen healthy female collegiate volleyball players performed 5 successful trials of 4 skills: 2 directional spikes, an off-speed roll shot, and the float serve. Volunteers who were competent in jump serves (n, 5) performed 5 trials of that skill. A 240-Hz 3-dimensional automatic digitizing system captured each trial.
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.
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.
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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.
Aberdeen Christian volleyball is officially in new territory. The Knights (22-3) will be playing in their first ever Class B SoDak 16 match against Philip (31-6) at 6 tonight in Gettysburg. Christian defeated Northwestern in the Region 1B semifinals last week for the program’s first ever win over the Wildcats. The Knights feature six seniors, […]
Aberdeen Roncalli’s Faith Danielson, center, digs out a serve as teammates Ella Hanson, left and Hayley Schmidt, right, look on during Tuesday night’s Region 1B volleyball match against Langford Area at the Roncalii High School gym. Photo by John Davis taken 11/2/2021