There are many types of different throwing motions that do not fit your definition of throwingServing and throwing are not even close to the same thing. The main difference being ... when throwing, the elbow goes mainly AROUND the shoulder ... and when serving, the elbow goes mainly OVER the shoulder.
Almost like throwing a punchSo it's like a throwing motion but without throwing the racquet, interesting.
Richard Williams trained his daughters by teaching them how to throw an American Football.
The results speak for themselves.
Their service motions and serves were better than the rest of the WTA.
You've brought up a lot of great points but I do not believe that the highlighted statement above is true at all. Most here, who say that pitching and serving are both throwing motions, are well aware that there are both similarities & differences. I know that I certainly am.Assuming that "throwing" would refer to something like pitching a baseball, then I’m thinking people that are saying serving and throwing are alike either aren’t paying close attention or just don’t know how to pitch a baseball...
Do you have such a person at sight? Need to look at him personally. Anything may be wrong, like using FH grip, for example.
I think this is exactly correct, and people assuming "throwing = pitching" is causing much of the confusion. The serve is a throw, almost identically. It's just that the hand is not thrown towards the target. If you're aiming into the service box, you don't throw your hand at the service box. Once you have that insight, though, the serve is pretty much exactly a throw.Yes, but you're an outfielder throwing home rather than a pitcher on a mound.
Trying to "throw" the racket towards their target. In order to harness throwing mechanics on the serve, you have to throw your racket up, rather than straight, and off to the right, rather than straight at your target (for a righty).
Try throwing rackets rather than balls. Head out to the park with some old (or broken) rackets if you have any and start chucking them -- emulating a tennis serve.
Yes, I built massive serves in both of my sons along with several others using the football as one of the core training elements.@PKorda
I believe that someone here also suggested throwing an American football. This is a somewhat different throwing action than throwing or pitching a baseball and maybe of some value for develop a tennis serve. It is also great for warming up the pecs (chest), shoulder, upper arm, forearm, core muscles and other muscle groups required for tennis serving.
Not really. There are many different types of throwing motions as we have already established in this thread. There are some diffs between all of them. Just because MG has identified a difference between tennis serving and ONE type of ball-throwing motion does not establish that the tennis serve is not a throwing motion. That was a surprising post from @Mountain Ghost since most of his other posts do provide valued content & display "great insight".Great insight