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Old 01-04-2013, 07:36 PM   #50
Chas Tennis
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Default Serves viewed from above.

Fuzzy Yellow Balls has many Youtube high speed videos of serves where the camera views from above the server.

For example,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1a7Qq0eljU

In the high level serve shown the racket faces the sky briefly earlier in the service motion. When the arm is up and straight the racket has the edge-on orientation toward the ball. Similar observations for YT FYB kick serve. Others?

[It is difficult to do stop-action single-frame on YT. I get the best results pressing the play-pause button as fast as possible.]

If we had these camera views for the pros they would be ideal for answering another question - How often are the pros looking at the ball at impact? I now don't believe that they look at the ball at impact.
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=442804

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