Preliminary kinematic analysis of the serve in 10 and under players


  • Maxime Fadier Laboratoire M2S, Université Rennes 2, Bruz, France
  • Caroline Martin Laboratoire M2S, Université Rennes 2, Bruz, France
  • Pierre Touzard Laboratoire M2S, Université Rennes 2, Bruz, France



service, performance, biomechanics


The serve is a fundamental stroke to win a match at a high level. From a long-term player development perspective, it is necessary to know the biomechanical learning stages of this stroke. However, the scientific data concerning the biomechanics of the serve have focused on the 12&U, 14&U, 16&U, 18&U and +18 categories. The objective of this study is to propose a preliminary kinematic analysis of the serve in children aged 10 and under (10&U) to provide benchmarks for coaches regarding the teaching of the serve in younger players.


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How to Cite

Fadier, M., Martin, C., & Touzard, P. (2021). Preliminary kinematic analysis of the serve in 10 and under players. ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review, 29(85), 12–14.