and Serving Stances
In the last article on serving rhythm we saw how the serve--as with the other strokes-- could be divided into two phases. The first is a slower more deliberate Phase 1, followed by an explosive Phase 2.
The transition point between the phases is with the tossing arm extended and the legs coiled, the point at which the player is ready to launch outward and upward to the ball. (Click Here.)
In this article, let's take our analysis a step further. Let's see how the development of 1-2 Rhythm is related to the two major types of serving stances--the pinpoint and the platform.
My view is that a platform stance makes it easier for players to move through Phase 1. I also believe the platform stance can add to the overall explosiveness of Phase 2 because it facilitates greater body turn.