How To Serve A Volleyball
If you don't know how to serve a volleyball, there is no chance that you are going to be able to enjoy playing in a game. The serve is one of the most important parts of the game because it takes place frequently, just about everyone on the team needs to do it, and it can be an easy way to score a few points. Practice over and over again until you feel confident about your serve.
- Stand behind the line at the back of the volleyball court. Your toe cannot cross the line as you serve.
- Your goal is to get it to the other side of the court without hitting the net. If you do, the ball goes to the other team.
- You must hit the ball with your hand in order to push it over the net.
- If the ball hits the floor on the other side without anyone touching it, you served an “ace.”
- Place the ball in your left hand, palm up. Tilt the ball to the right so you have room enough to make contact with the ball using your right hand.
- Move your right hand back and with a closed fist, swing forward, making contact with the ball. Some people find that you can get a more accurate placement of the serve onto the other side of the court if you use the heel of your hand instead of your fist.
- The ball should gain momentum as well as height. If you find that the ball didn't make it over the net, hit it harder. If the ball went out of bound, hit a little softer.
- You can also throw the ball gently into the air and make contact with your right hand. Once you have made contact with the ball, you can cross the line and find your position on the court.
- Toss the ball into the air with your left hand. You don't need the toss to be very high, but aim for it to be about as high as your hand is outstretched above your head.
- Swing your right hand from back behind your head on the right hand side forwards to the ball. You want to make contact with the ball when your arm is extended completely and in front of your body.
- As you gain experience, you can toss the ball higher and look to jump and make contact with the ball while you are in the air. This gives you you additional power behind the serve.
- Just like the underhand serve, determine what you need to change based on where the ball lands on the other side. Knowing how to serve can be a weapon to use against any opposing team on the volleyball court.