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Re: One Hand Or Two Hand Backhand For You?

Two-hander...unless on the run or under pressure...then I'll take that second hand off and just let it fly. The "one" hander got a lot better when I broke a finger on my non-racket hand several years ago. Hurt like hell...but a good thing, long-term, for my game.

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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-28-2008, 08:30 AM
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Two handed bachand for me. I have made frequent winners using this two hands
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one hand... heavy topspin or flat depending on the court either is not a drama if i am in the gym... + heavy slice...

funnily enough, my topspin bh arrived when i was 20 after i came back to tennis from 3 years in rugby... just more strength i guess... i dunno... i remember when it truly 'came on' 1st tho... i was playing a 5 set dubs with some mates from the club... i was on the backhand side, and the other 3 guys were like 10-15 years older than me... i was missiing everything for the 1st two sets, cos i was just trying to roll everything back on my backhand... my partner was getting the sh!ts with me... and i think even my opponents were a little pissed cos i just seemed to be giving them points... we were two sets down and i just wanted to get it... by the 3rd set it just appeared and we lost in 5... and i rarely missed a topspin bh for the rest of the day... was a good feeling...

as a very successful junior but my game was fh oriented w/ slice bh to set up a play.. i did toy with a 2 hander for 3 months... ... ... but left it alone <--- i am proud of that.

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Re: One Hand Or Two Hand Backhand For You?

A question for players with the two-handed backhand:

Don't you ever get bored of this shot? No offence intended here, but 99% of the amateurs I've seen hit the shot with the same pace and with the same amount of spin each time - perfect for feeding your rhythm. It's just completely mechanical and not a great deal of flair or variety to the shot as with the single-hander.

If I had to play someone with a superb backhand I'd pick the two-hander over the one-hander every time simply because the two hander can't hurt me as much.
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Two Handed for sure. I like to drive the ball
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This page is really helpful when deciding on double or single backhand:-

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My two-hander is the more reliable, I will occasionally use slice backhands and the very odd time go all out for a winner off the one-hander (something I've never tried off the two-hander), it all depends on how the match is going and how your opponent deals with the shots. There are some matches when I just can't hit one-handers and have to hit all double-handed and vice-versa.
Ah things have changed, I rarely ever hit two-handed now. It's 90-95% one-handed bh's, hitting them sliced, flat and just this week my coach introduced me to the one handed topspin backhand... loving it so far!
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Re: One Hand Or Two Hand Backhand For You?

One hander for me too. Started playing in the 60s. Not many two handers around then. Still like the one hander. Tried the 2 hander and bigger racquet, but went back to my comfort level.

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Re: One Hand Or Two Hand Backhand For You?

One handed but it is killing me lately. So incosistent, at times when I am in defence I really don't know what to do. If I slice I leave a "cookie" to the opponent, if I play flat it is not very consistent.
I learned from start to play one handed and too lazy to learn two handed .

I am old school, I still find 2handed bh a "girlie" shot .
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One handed but it is killing me lately. So incosistent, at times when I am in defence I really don't know what to do. If I slice I leave a "cookie" to the opponent, if I play flat it is not very consistent.
I learned from start to play one handed and too lazy to learn two handed .

I am old school, I still find 2handed bh a "girlie" shot .
I have a similar problem, though my backhand drive is more effective on defence. I am having trouble putting away short balls on that wing though, just very inconsistent, and if I can't run around to hit the big forehand I usually hit a slice approach but of course this gives my opponent a chance at winning the point when I should have put it away.

As for your trouble on the backhand defence, obviously apart from practicing your passing shot more, in matchplay hit more lobs and also the short slice cross-court leaves them a difficult volley and I find they almost always put it down the line which is perfect for your running forehand or hit a drop shot which you can pounce upon.
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Re: One Hand Or Two Hand Backhand For You?

the one handed shot is a really beautiful shot, but it takes some talen I think.
I hit mine with 2 hands, and it's quite a good shot, sompare to my fh atleast

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