Excellent interactive infographic that breaks down a serve in tennis. Having played tennis, I spent hours trying to perfect my serve. Having played baseball as well, serving reminds me of pitching when it comes to placement, speed and tempo. Be interesting to see this mechanical breakdown in other sports: football, soccer, hockey, etc…
From NY Times: In the blur of the serve, there can seem to be a variety of techniques used, but for the world’s best players, the essential components are the same. Here is a look at how all the body’s segments intricately combine to produce tremendous racket-head speed.
+ Source: The Serve: Creating Racket Speed :: Tennis Infographic :: New York Times
+ Credits: By XAQUÍN G.V. and JOE WARD :: ILLUSTRATIONS By CAROL FABRICATORE