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Abnormal two-handed backhand?

08-24-2006, 12:05 AM
I have a semi-western forehand grip but unlike others using that grip my two-handed backhand has no grip change. My two-handed backhand has my right hand in semi-western and my left hand at a Lefty's semi-western forehand. I do use a one-handed backhand slice using continental as a change-up and must change my grip for backhand volleys.

I self-taught my groundstrokes when I was younger before I had even taken a lesson. Every coach and club pro that I have worked with since then has commented on my two-handed backhand but every one of them has told me to leave it alone because of how powerful and accurate it is.

Is this grip really that abnormal or just not often talked about? And is it worth teaching another player or am I better off showing them the normal basic backhand grips?

08-30-2006, 04:37 AM
well honestly i've never seen that kind of grip, here its mostly continental or easter backhand, but if it is powerful and accuarate leave it like that, im 14 years old so im not that wise but i would teach them that and if they feel uncomfortable or you see they are having a bad time hitting teach them the basics, or vice-versa.