The Volleyball Jump Serve Serving Harder To Score Aces in Volleyball

The volleyball jump serve comes in two forms, the jump float serve and the jump topspin, both done by contacting the ball in the air behind the service line.   

The volleyball jump serve comes in 2 forms, the jump float and jump topspin both done by contacting the ball in the air behind the service line.  (Gallery Three)The volleyball jump serve comes in 2 forms, the jump float and jump topspin both done by contacting the ball in the air behind the service line. (Gallery Three)


The volleyball jump serve is designed to create alot of speed and pace so the ball hits the ground before the passers in serve receive on the opposing team can get to it.

In order to serve more aces in volleyball for your team, there are two versions of the jump serve that you can learn to do 

  • the jump float serve 
  • the jump topspin serve 

Types of Serves in Volleyball
Jump Float Serve - Float
Jump Topspin - Serve 


The jump serve comes in two popular varieties:


Brooklyn performs the jump float serve during semi private training lessons. 

The volleyball jump serve is performed with

  • a toss that's 6 - 8 feet in the air
  • followed by a three sometimes four step spike approach used to launch yourself in the air
  • before contacting and serving the ball in one of the two ways described below. 


For the the volleyball jump serve toss, the server can use

  • a one arm toss or
  • a two arm toss

Watch in the Instagram embed below as Kamiya uses a one arm toss for her jump serve and Olivia uses a two arm toss for her jump float serve.  


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O with the two hand toss and Miya with the one hand toss working on . . . . Both with a three step approach (left, right, left) . . . attacking the last two steps of the approach and . . . contacting the ball at the highest height of the approach jump . . . Keeping the elbow high during the ENTIRE 3 step approach and . . . getting the flat hand .. the middle of the hand to the middle of the ball...quickly . . . Upon contact. ..STOP and POP the ball to produce the FLOAT NO SPIN effect on the ball on contact . . . Great serving and passing practice in semiprivate training today, ladies! . . .❤️those afropuffs . . . #vegasvolleyball #volleyballtraining #volleyballsetter #volleyballhighlights #volleyballpractice #summerlinlife #vegaslocals #varsityvolleyball #girlsvolleyball #playvolleyball #hendersonnevada #ilovevolleyball #thisisvolleyball #lasvegasbaby #vegasborn #summerlinlv #vegaslocal #lasvegaslocal #avcavolleyball #volleyballdrills #youthvolleyball #eastlasvegas #hendersonnv #volleyballclinic #lasvegasnv

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For the jump top spin serve

after the toss and the serve 3-4 step approach....

The server contacts the top third of the ball

insures the ball crosses the net with a lot of pace, speed and velocity like a spiked hit.




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The Volleyball Jump Serve in Volleyball 
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