Shoulder-friendly serving motion

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  1. RKS12

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    I had arthroscopic shoulder surgery 6 months ago and am experimenting with some new service motions. Are there any serving motions, stances and/or grips that are easier on the shoulder than others? I searched the links including Marius' sites and I couldn't exactly find this topic.
     
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  2. glass

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    Sjeng Schalken's serve must be right up there with the less taxing motions around.
     
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  3. RKS12

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    glass, what does he do different? Can you provide any additional info?
     
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    No, I was just being cheeky really. His serve is very basic with little knee bend or shoulder rotation, plus I think he jumps into the court with his right foot.

    I'm no expert, but from what I hear I probably wouldn't adpot the abbreviated motion similar to Rafter and Roddick. I personally use the pendulum motion, and I've never had shoulder problems.
     
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  5. Marius_Hancu

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    check some threads on "shoulder" in the Health forum, you'll find pointers there
    basically toss more into the court, use less the shoulder, use all the other components
     
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