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Old 04-26-2008, 03:15 AM   #1
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Default I lost my backhand:(

Ok, so here's the story. I started playing tennis when I still lived in Israel, at the age of 10. I played very intensly till the age of 16, and did quite well - top 10 of my age group, third place in the nationals at one point.

Then, my zeal for tennis kinda dried up, and I stopped playing. In the meantime, I moved to the U.S, and now I'm a sophmore in college.

Anyway, I've since regained my love for tennis, and have started playing again. Anyway, the point of this story is:

I seem to have lost my backhand. I cannot seem to be able to hit it consistently at all, which is weird - my backhand, when I played often, was very solid. Everything else seems ok - Forehand, serve, voleys - all are still solid, but only the backhand is MIA.

Everyonce in a while it will start clicking again, but only for a match or too. I've even considered trying to switch to a one-hander, but that's kinda impractical, because I have no coach to teach me, unless I wait untill the summer when I can start taking some private lessons.

Anyway, I was hoping anyone here can have some advice for me - how can I get my old backhand back?
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: I lost my backhand:(

If you could get someone to rally with you for an hour a couple of times a week, playing half court and just hitting as many backhands as possible it may help. The only other advice I could give would be to play as much as possible
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: I lost my backhand:(

Well, first and foremost if you cant find your backhand that your "satisfied" with then chances are there is a problem with the fundamentals of it. You may just need a refresher course from a pro.

Beware though, if you are doing something wrong with your backhand, hitting it incorrectly over and over will only dig you deeper.

I suggest getting a lesson with a GOOD pro who can fix that in one lesson (which shouldnt be a problem assuming you have played before and are used to taking instruction).

I wish I could give you more advice to help you but unfortunately I dont know anything about your stroke to help fix it!!

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Old 04-28-2008, 08:48 PM   #4
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Default Re: I lost my backhand:(

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Well, first and foremost if you cant find your backhand that your "satisfied" with then chances are there is a problem with the fundamentals of it. You may just need a refresher course from a pro.

Beware though, if you are doing something wrong with your backhand, hitting it incorrectly over and over will only dig you deeper.

I suggest getting a lesson with a GOOD pro who can fix that in one lesson (which shouldnt be a problem assuming you have played before and are used to taking instruction).

I wish I could give you more advice to help you but unfortunately I dont know anything about your stroke to help fix it!!

GOOD LUCK
Yeah that's probably better advice
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:52 PM   #5
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Default Re: I lost my backhand:(

It is good advice but one lesson will not necessarily do it

video analysis could be helpful
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you check under the bed?
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:16 PM   #7
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ask feliciano lopez
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