Originally Posted by SystemicAnomaly
Take a look at the image of Pete below. The ball is already 2-3 feet out of his hand and his racket is still down -- it has a way to go to get to the trophy position. This is not the "down together, up together" motion that many coaches teach.
Do any pros use the "down together up together" motion?
Could one advantage of the "down together up together" motion be is that it gives you an easier feel for where the racquet arm should be when the ball is released from the tossing arm?
Whereas, with the "lagging racquet arm" motion (which I am practicing) I don't think my lagging racquet arm is in exactly the same position every time when the toss is released.
Is that a significant issue in developing a consistent serve? Or is it okay to have variation in the position of the lagging racquet arm?
I am assuming that Federer's lagging arm is in the same position every time when the toss is released?