Originally Posted by dlam
Yea I agree
Palming the ball causes me to "toss"
If I hold the ball Fed style similiar to ice cream cone then I feel like I actually "place and lift" the ball exactly where I want it
There is no feeling of toss or throw of the ball
Hence more consistent serves
Also the effort feels more efficient and my serve can last for hours and feel stronger with repetition
You should try holding the ball out in front of you with the racquet in the other hand also in front of you, bring the ball and tap your leading hip and throw up with a straight arm. It helped me get a consistent toss.