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Archive for February, 2010

Serve, Technically Speaking

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Paul Roetert of the Managing Director of the United States Tennis Association’s Player Development Program describes serve’s ground up technique checklist in the video clip below.

a) stance: pinpoint or platform
b) grip: continental
c ) knee flexion and extension
d) hip rotation, trunk rotation, separation of hip rotation and trunk rotation
e) internal rotation of shoulder: three different planes of motion: twisting, cart wheeling (shoulder over shoulder), somersaulting
f) forearm pronation
g) follow through

contributions to racket speed at impact
• Leg drive 10%
• Trunk flexion 20%
• Internal rotation 30-40%
• Hand flexion 30%

Source: Couillard’s Tennis Pod Pro Videos

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