Originally Posted by charliefedererer
A high ball toss (or [gasp] even a slight hitch) may make a teaching pro cringe like dragging fingernails across a chalkboard.
But getting the chest up, and "forming a bow shape" so you can "cartwheel shoulder over shoulder", is undoubtedly better for your shoulder than rushing it from too low a toss with form that causes impingement.
But I hear you.
I struggle with the same thing, sometimes worse than others, but most often if I am not serving/practicing serve for even a relatively short period of time.
I wish I could do the following, even if I haven't served in a couple of weeks:
Tossing the Ball into the Service Swing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzbon...layer_embedded
Amazing Roger Federer Serve while eyes are closed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpyDxn4sH7E
Funny my teaching pro growing up was so anti-hitch. He did not care about the ball toss though. These windy days where fronts are coming through make me long for a lower toss.