Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Mississauga, ON
Tips for my backhand.
When I was young (13 and under), and ranked, and a practice partner for Monica Seles before her junior tournament back in Yugoslavia (she is 3 years older then me and didn't have anyone, I was there, and she pointed at me, lol), my strongest tool was my two handed backhand.
Yet today, for some reason it's gone. If I go for a flat shot or top spin at all, it's usually one handed, but I have gone to slicing it, and that is a huge departure from what used to be by far the strongest part of my game, even into my early 20s. Now in my early 30s, when I do want a flat and hard backhand, I have to go one-handed, and it's a hit/miss, when I hit it, it's incredible and very fast, but this is a 1 in 5 luck of the draw, usually it's in the net (rarely long).
Now, I just wonder should I continue just practicing a one handed backhand, or go back to what worked for me for 15 years from 6 years old to early 20s, a strong two hander which could do anything I wanted it to (I have no idea how I lost it).
My forehand, somehow, has become my weapon, when it was never that much of one, now it's feared in my local club, especially the flat down the line, but also the top spin just over the net with a high bounce. I just don't know what is happening to my game.