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