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Why do not more players use 2hfh?

PiggyGotRoasted
12-19-2008, 10:41 PM
If players can feel the need to use 2 hands on their backhand, why not forehand aswell?

NinaNina19
12-19-2008, 10:45 PM
Less reach is one reason.

PiggyGotRoasted
12-19-2008, 10:47 PM
Less reach is one reason.

Well then surely that would be a reason not to use a 2hbh also? :wavey:

:p

JimmyV
12-19-2008, 11:26 PM
Genius thread. You shouldn't be wasting your time posting on a message board, with your keen skills of deduction and critical thinking we need you in a lab somewhere curing rare diseases.

This whole cancer disease, what if people just decided not to get it?

finishingmove
12-19-2008, 11:42 PM
Lol

Chip_s_m
12-20-2008, 12:03 AM
Well then surely that would be a reason not to use a 2hbh also? :wavey:

:p

No. Comparing the decision between using a two-handed or one-handed backhand to the decision between using a regular forehand or two-handed forehand doesn't make much sense.

habibko
12-20-2008, 12:15 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: Jimmy :worship:

the perfect tennis player is a player who hits a right handed forehand and a left handed forehand with no backhands, this gives you the greatest reach, however you can only be dominant from one side so the backhand reach has to be sacrificed, why sacrifice the forehand reach?

Santoro is the only player I know of who competed at highest levels with 2hfh, but his speed and movement is exceptional so he gets away with it.

alfonsojose
12-20-2008, 12:53 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: Jimmy :worship:

the perfect tennis player is a player who hits a right handed forehand and a left handed forehand with no backhands, this gives you the greatest reach, however you can only be dominant from one side so the backhand reach has to be sacrificed, why sacrifice the forehand reach?

Santoro is the only player I know of who competed at highest levels with 2hfh, but his speed and movement is exceptional so he gets away with it.
What did he do? tricky, odd shots, some MM tournies and ..

Kolya
12-20-2008, 12:56 AM
Hilarious :p

Fee
12-20-2008, 01:00 AM
If players can feel the need to use 2 hands on their backhand, why not forehand aswell?

Because they know in advance that they will not be able to handle the pressure of a career as spectacular as Jan-Michael Gambill's.

manuel84
12-20-2008, 11:40 AM
The 2hfh is such an unorthodox shot. Not as natural as the 1hfh or the 2hbh.

Haile Selassie
12-20-2008, 12:04 PM
It is pretty common to see girls from Japan hitting with that style of game, the are some asian boys too.
Monica Seles is the queen of course :p

bjurra
12-20-2008, 02:42 PM
One-handed forehands come natural, as long as you are not a tiny Asian girl with arms the size of golf club handle. Then you might want to add a second hand to add stability.

TankingTheSet
12-20-2008, 05:39 PM
So which ATP players of 2000 and later have used a double-handed forehand?

Jan-Michael Gambill
Fabrice Santoro
Raemon Sluiter

Any more?

LeChuck
12-20-2008, 05:49 PM
So which ATP players of 2000 and later have used a double-handed forehand?

Jan-Michael Gambill
Fabrice Santoro
Raemon Sluiter

Any more?

Ilija Bozoljac, Julian Knowle, Jeff Coetzee, Byron Black and Joshua Goodall are other players that spring to mind.

TankingTheSet
12-20-2008, 06:06 PM
Ilija Bozoljac, Julian Knowle, Jeff Coetzee, Byron Black and Joshua Goodall are other players that spring to mind.

Thanks.

Of those Bozoljac is the most representative of recent players - solid challenger-level player. Funny thing is I somehow thought Bozoljac was a veteran being prone to injury etc, but I just noticed he is only 23 years old.

Burrow
12-20-2008, 08:18 PM
Well what are the advantages of a 2 handed rather than a one handed? None really. Range of movement is probably the main factor. If your left hand is gripping onto the handle then you can't really straighten your right arm out far enough to get a longer back swing. It really only suits guys who are content with a short back swing. It won't ever be a regular stroke. I can only think of a couple of guys on the singles tour right now with one.

wales1994
12-20-2008, 09:53 PM
I have a 2HFH :D it irritates me how little representation double handers have on the mens tour :( hope there can be a few youngsters soon :p

Bernard Black
12-21-2008, 01:00 AM
Barring injury, Jan-Michael Gambill would have comfortably become the greatest tennis player of all time.

trixtah
12-21-2008, 02:34 AM
Well then surely that would be a reason not to use a 2hbh also? :wavey:

:p

Nina, habibko, and burrow have given out the chief reasons why it isn't practical to use a two handed forehand.