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Old 01-22-2013, 01:13 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by luvforty View Post

somebody said it doesn't matter much at baseline, as long as player is relaxed... i agree.
Hmm, here's an article from Christophe/xstf/TennisOxygen which seems to disagree (can't access full article though....)

One of the myths of the ready position, is to hold the racquet straight forward in front of your body. This should only occur, when you are in the ready position holding your racquet with your eastern forehand grip or if you have a two handed backhand .

If you choose to hold the racquet with a backhand grip, either anticipating a backhand or just because it feels right, then your racquet should lay parallel to your body.
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