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The role of the hips in the serve
« on: August 30, 2015, 05:53:06 AM »
(Excerpt from e-book "You can serve" - available for free at

Hips are first

Serve is a complex action that consists of many small technical details. Learning how to coordinate and move through particular parts are priorities to serve successfully. Lower and upper body have to work together to guarantee the best possible results. Focusing on the lower body, players have to remember that it relates to knees, quads, calves as also to hips
Pushing hips forward is a significant part of proper serving technique. While tossing the ball, player should push the hips forward so this part of the body is the closest one to the baseline. This action will create additional energy stored in muscles on the side of the body so it will be fully released while uncoiling and going up to the ball. Every part of the body contributes to the final result so players can't forget any detail while working on the serve.
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