A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON KINEMATICS PARAMETERS BETWEEN THE SEPAK KUDA SERVE AND THE SEPAK SILA SERVE IN SEPAK TAKRAW

  • Juliane Usman
  • Noor Azuan Abu Osman
  • Azmin Sham Rambely
  • Wan Abu Bakar Wan Abas
Keywords: sepak kuda, sepak sila, velocity, serving angle

Abstract

The most important and effective skill in a sepak takraw game is the serve. In 1995, during the 18th SEA Games, a new technique of serving, 'sepak kuda' was introduced. The sepak kuda serve is well known as the most powerful serve compared to the more traditional serve of 'sepak sila'. The purpose of this study was to make a comparative study on kinematics parameters in both techniques in order to identify specific characteristics of the serves and consequently to give gUidelines for training and mastering especially on the new technique to coaches and players.