1 handed or 2 handed backhand!

1 handed or 2 handed backhand!

Post by Bill » Sun, 09 Oct 1994 07:49:04


Which is better, a 1 handed or 2 handed backhand.  I am really not looking
for "they both have certain advantages and disadvantages". Just staright
foward say which is better!!!
 
 
 

1 handed or 2 handed backhand!

Post by s001.. » Mon, 10 Oct 1994 00:27:33

Quote:

> Which is better, a 1 handed or 2 handed backhand.  I am really not looking
> for "they both have certain advantages and disadvantages". Just staright
> foward say which is better!!!

billw4,
        the answer to your question is that there is no answer, it is all up to
personal preference to which backhand is better.  It is how you use it that
makes the shot a good one.  If you hit with one hand and like it , so be it,
work on it and make it a better shot, the same goes for the two hander.  The
weighing of advantages and disadvantages is for you to decide which is better
for YOU.
        By the way, if you have the best stroke on the backhand in the world,
if you hit the ball in a way that your opponent can do somthing with the shot
everytime, you do not have a good backhand.
                                                        V.G.

 
 
 

1 handed or 2 handed backhand!

Post by Bryan Woodwort » Mon, 10 Oct 1994 09:59:19


Quote:
>Which is better, a 1 handed or 2 handed backhand.  I am really not looking
>for "they both have certain advantages and disadvantages". Just staright
>foward say which is better!!!

I can't count how often this is asked.  Perhaps it belongs in the FAQ?

Whether you go for the 1 or 2-handed backhand depends on your game and
skill level.  It's said to be much easier (and I tend to agree) to use a
2-handed backhand, because the other hand helps.

I can't comment further because you don't want to hear advantages and
disadvantages.  I say both are very good strokes, it just depends on the
individual.

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1 handed or 2 handed backhand!

Post by Dexter Medl » Tue, 11 Oct 1994 07:23:51

Quote:

>Which is better, a 1 handed or 2 handed backhand.  I am really not looking
>for "they both have certain advantages and disadvantages". Just staright
>foward say which is better!!!

Yeah - gimme your opinion without any facts to back it up, 'cuz
I'm too stupid to reach my own conclusion.

Just in case I ever draw you in a tournament, I think that the
best backhand stroke is performed holding the racquet between your teeth.

Talk about perpetuating the AOL stereotype...

-- Larry

 
 
 

1 handed or 2 handed backhand!

Post by Mikhail V. Solod » Mon, 10 Oct 1994 06:27:45

Quote:

>Which is better, a 1 handed or 2 handed backhand.  I am really not looking
>for "they both have certain advantages and disadvantages". Just staright
>foward say which is better!!!

     Apples are better than oranges !
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1 handed or 2 handed backhand!

Post by Graham K. Johns » Wed, 12 Oct 1994 08:17:02

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>    ONE-HANDED IS BETTER!!!!!!
>    I basically think it's better because too often two-handers just seem
>to get into a boring baseline slugfest rythym.

Perhaps, but you are suggesting that two-handed play causes baseline
slugfests.  
I think instead that American players tend to have two-handed
backhands and play from the baseline, but the two are not related.
It probably has more to do with the personal preference of Nick
Bolleteri (see Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, but admittedly
not Pete Sampras) and perhaps the popularity of these players and
Jimmy Connors than any correlation between backhands and style of
play.
It actually seems to me that it should be easier to attack a short
ball and come to net with a two-handed backhand, because it requires
less preparation and thus allows one to take the ball earlier...
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1 handed or 2 handed backhand!

Post by Yevgeny Kafelnik » Wed, 12 Oct 1994 03:49:01

        ONE-HANDED IS BETTER!!!!!!

        I basically think it's better because too often two-handers just seem
to get into a boring baseline slugfest rythym.  Then again, if you are one
who thinks that Jim Courier has a more exciting game than John McEnroe then
maybe you should prefer the two-handed.  But watching two two-handed,
baseliners play is what gives watching tennis the look left, look right,
look left, look right, stigma.  There should be no monotony.  One-handers
are constantly changing the speed of the point, and making the game alot
more interesting.

        Which all makes me feel pretty bummed because I am a boring two-handed
baseliner.  Boo-hoo.  It's the only way I know how to play because it's the
easiest to learn.

 
 
 

1 handed or 2 handed backhand!

Post by ROHAN BOO » Wed, 12 Oct 1994 09:18:55

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>Subject: 1 handed or 2 handed backhand!
>Date: 7 Oct 1994 18:49:04 -0400
>Which is better, a 1 handed or 2 handed backhand.  I am really not looking
>for "they both have certain advantages and disadvantages". Just staright
>foward say which is better!!!

I started out as a four year old double-handed backhander, but at the age of
about 14, changed to a single handed backhand because my coach at the time
asked me to try it.  Then I changed back to the double again at the age of
18, to only again change it this year at the age of twenty.

In terms of more reach, the single is better, but in terms on control,
the double is better.  But stick with the single.