I posted this in another thread yesterday and noticed it'd had a few views so thought I'd make my first tips/instruction invited thread after all these years. These are some serves from last week after a match. Not great quality footage/sound but passable for take 1. > http://youtu.be/GBUyeftGbXI (same vid re-upped on new youtube a/c) I altered my serve majorly after a (non-tennis related) shoulder injury and surgery in my early 20s. After that I took a decade long break and started playing again about two years ago. Since then I've noticed I almost can't get into a traditional trophy pose - my arm just wont go there no matter how much I warm-up/stretch. I'm working with what I've got and think I've got a moderately workable solution. Notes I've made already on this which skilled serve analysts might like to comment on: - On the ad side here I tend to toss the ball to the right a little too much. It used to be much worse when I was younger and I only noticed the remnants of it once I did this video. It works for some players but with others, me included sometimes, can be prone to hooked ball-tosses. Ideally those tosses should be caught but sometimes in matches you just can't resist the urge to hit it. - Likewise, I launch slightly to the right hand side. If I adjust my toss a little left it feels less natural on this ad court side. Here also is a series of frames of a serve - I've always thought it makes it easier to explain certain things when related to a point in time. (note: frames aren't evenly timed - just where I could pause the video) > A higher res version of the above pic: http://i40.tinypic.com/hwactu.jpg *Served on artificial grass - man, is that stuff weird or what? I hadn't had much experience with it previously.