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The Jump Serve in Volleyball

By Beverly Oden, ThoughtCo., 10/04/18, 12:00PM CDT

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The drawback to a jump serve is that all of the extra motion utilized in the serve process can lead to a higher incidence of serving errors.

In volleyball, the jump serve is a type of serve where the serving player increases power and serve height by jumping to hit the ball.

The extra motion generated in a jump serve allows the server to put additional power on the ball and this can make the serve very difficult to handle for the receiving team.

How to Jump Serve

There are three main types of serves utilized in volleyball. One of the most popular and frequently used is the jump serve. The jump serve can be an extremely effective type of serve, as it adds power and height to a serve attempt. The jump serve can also be difficult to master, however, as there are several steps that need to be followed in order to perform a proper jump serve.