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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part D

The toss of tennis serves: professional vs. amateur


Author(s): Jan Carboch

Abstract: We compared a serve toss of different types of serve. Tennis players use different spin on the ball and various ball placements in opponent’s service box. Our aim is to compare the serve toss in different types of serve between the amateur and professional player from the view of receiving player. This is a case study. One professional tennis player and one amateur tennis player were observed while serving different types of serve. The participants served different types of the serve to various locations of opponent’s service box. We use high-speed camera, which was placed opposite to the server in the position of a receiving player. The results showed the players don’t use the same toss for each type of serve. Except individual serving style, there was no difference between the professional and amateur player. Second serves wide and to “T” or kick serve had similar toss characteristics. In some cases, the receiving players can anticipate from the server’s toss the type of the serve, therefore the tennis coaches should teach the players to use the same toss. This is very important especially in professional tennis.

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How to cite this article:
Jan Carboch. The toss of tennis serves: professional vs. amateur. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2015; 2(2): 200-204.
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