My service motion is alright. I'm one of those people who everyone "thinks" has a great serve when they watch me warm up, b/c my form is good and I look like I know what I'm doing. And without "tooting my own horn" too much (b/c I have plenty to say about my inability to server well also), I think it's fair to say that my service motion is quite good (technically). During a private lesson with one of the club pros, I was even told "Service motion looks great. Sky is the limit for your serve with a bit of practice." But that was a year ago, and I haven't reached the sky. There are several problems, not the least of which is that I have about 5 very minor variation on my motion (be it toss, or knee bend, or stance, or what have you). I tend to try out little variations when one thing isn't working well. I suspect this is not helping my consistency at all. But what I really wanted to ask the forums and see if anyone had any advice, was about pinpoint vs platform when serving. I have always done pinpoint for absolutely no reason at all, other than that it happens naturally, without thinking about it. I've tried a few times (but never really committed) to do the platform stance, but never felt super comfortable. I wonder though, if I should give it a real shot? It seems like platform encourages more knee bend and more back bend (b/c without that, I cannot seem to keep my balance with the platform stance). With pinpoint, I hardly need to bend my knees at all and I can still maintain my balance. Whenever I try platform, in order to keep my throwing shoulder up and my arm extended, I have to bend my knees and arch my back so much that my back is /almost/ towards the net. If I don't do this, I can't really keep my shoulder up and maintain my balance. I don't know if this is normal or not. Pinpoint seems to really help me maintain balance throughout the motion, but I've heard a lot of people say that the pinpoint stance is just unnecessary motion that gets in the way of the serve. I'm not a very tall guy, and I hit a hard flat first serve (which is not a high percentage combination I know). So I think I need to figure something out which is going to really contribute to my consistency. Any suggestions welcome. And I'd be specifically interested to hear from those of you who favor platform over pinpoint (or vice versa) and your reasons why.