Question on the Trophy Pose is this essential?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by millenium, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. millenium

    millenium Rookie

    Jan 22, 2008
    Does it matter which side the hitting side of strings are facing at the trophy pose the exact time when the tip of racket is facing the sky. The classic trophy pose is when the strings are facing the side fence but is this essential ?
  2. anchorage

    anchorage Rookie

    Dec 29, 2007
    I think it's more a consequence of the grip taken. With the classic chopper grip, a passive wrist will get you into that position naturally. Sometimes, if I'm going for a huge amount of spin, I grip beyond Continental. The racket head will reflect that change of grip in the trophy position. I certainly wouldn't manipulate the hand / wrist to get into the position you describe.
  3. Tennisman912

    Tennisman912 Semi-Pro

    Jan 19, 2008
    NW Ohio
    It only affected by your grip as suggested. Don't forget the most important point regarding a pose finish. By getting to the pose position you are finishing your stroke completely. The biggest difference between good players and those that are not is they always finish their stroke, no matter what. They are concerned with the finish because if you made it to the finish you know you completed your stroke and will maximize your consistency.


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