Originally Posted by Power Player
There is a great warmup that I have seen multiple people use:
You simply toss the ball and get the racquet up at the same time. Its basically the first motion of the serve. One pro I play does this every time before we play sets. I started doing it too, and it really works. My timing just syncs up.
The trophy pose is the wrong way to focus. It can make you stiff and ruin your motion. Just focus on that whole first motion of getting the tossing hand up and the racquet up at the same time.
Why do you have to toss the ball and get the racket up at the same time? I bring the racket up before I toss, any reason not to do this? Here is my serve for reference: http://youtu.be/dkpQJkPMXnw
Also, good question OP. I have a high hitting elbow myself and I'm trying to fix it. However, I notice Janowicz and Wawrinka and other big servers also have a high elbow.
Interested to see what everyone says
And thanks Ash, I like that drill. Will try it and see if I can isolate the high hitting elbow and work on getting it into the correct position. I've been having trouble fixing this