Hey Guys, glad to have found and joined this forum.
Last year I broke my humurus bone (ha ha) in a biking accident. As a result I have a plate with 7 screws holding it together, and my range of motion is about 70% or less, with the left shoulder. I play with my right hand but serving is an issue, as is backhand (2-hander)
My issue is this: because of pain and discomfort, and lack of range, I can't always keep my hand up, my serving toss is all over the place, and sometimes instead of tossing the ball I find myself throwing it up (big no-no).
Before this accident I was about a 4.0 or so player, very happy with my first and second, did not double fault often, and although win/lose, I was happy with my game.
Now I'm seething. Angry at the accident and angry that I cna't do what I did. After a year of rehab I'm finally able to sort of play normal again but don't know how to deal with this shoulder issue.
shorten the toss?
Open the stance?
All the above?
Hard to explain further but perhaps this is an open-ended question: How do you shoulder-injury guys deal with getting your groove back whilst serving?
(I'm rejoining my local gym after 3 months off due to birth of child, and play 2x per week to maintain consistency. Winter is coming so trying to ramp up to 3x, and then join inside tennis locally here in freezing TORONTO CANADA)
Thanks for your help,