BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF TRUNK & LOWER EXTREMITY IN TENNIS SERVE

  • Kuo-Cheng Lo
  • Lin-Hwa Wang
  • Chia-Cheng Wu
  • Fong-Chen Su
Keywords: tennis, serve, kinematics, moment, COP, CaM

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the two different serving pattems---flat serve and spin serve, using a motion analysis system to discover the 3-D kinematic changes of the ankle, knee, hip, pelvis and trunk in the overall serving motion, in conjunction with force plates that helped to measure the ground reaction force (GRF) and worked out the center of pressure (COP). The moment formed by COP with the whole body center of mass would then be analyzed to explore the kinematic characteristics of the body. A further understanding of the role of joints in the lower extremity during a serve will provide a reference to motions and techniques on training and teaching, with a view to improve serving efficiency and avoid sports injury.
Published
2008-03-25