Re: 1 handed backhand versus 2 handed backhand
It seems a case of beginner/amatuer vs profesional.
If you're a pro, then the one hander seems superior, especially in terms of power & flexibility as you can really swing your arm into it (ala Henin Hardenne), the only problem is it needs a 'wind up', much more so than a forehand or a 2 handed back hand.
The 2 hander can be brought to bear quickly as your other hand can support the other and you can pull off shots quicker. Especially superior to the one hander in this sense as you can react to a bad or random bounce quicker and with less damage to your shot.
I'm The Pro only in name, so I use a 2 hander, since I'm not powerful enough for 1, and I find the wind up to difficult to get right.
The 2 hander is a wee bit less flexible shot wise then the 1 hander, but it's cheap, cheerful and easy and gives you time to concentrate on things like what you're opponent's doing, what you're gonna do, and so on.
Also, I find topspin and slice easier to perform with a 2 hander, but I'd say it's even between 1 and 2 hands. It's mostly preference really.
Last edited by The Pro; 08-25-2005 at 03:14 PM.