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Old 01-05-2013, 04:06 AM   #11
Chas Tennis
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Default Tennis serve - camera view from above.

Fuzzy Yellow Balls has some high speed videos on Youtube where the camera views the server from above. You can get a good look at how well the server's eyes are on the ball at impact.

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

I looked at this video for the flat serve and another for the kick serve and the servers did not appear to be looking at the ball at the time of impact.

It would be interesting to find some ATP & WTA servers with the same camera viewpoint from above.
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