Mens Tennis Forums banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Banned
Joined
·
212 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
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?:(
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,426 Posts
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 :cool:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
50 Posts
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
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,426 Posts
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 :eek: :)
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top