Backhands: one hand vs. two

Backhands: one hand vs. two

Post by Michael L » Tue, 14 Dec 1993 08:21:40


: >Interesting that a couple people have suggested that a one-handed
: >backhand is more powerful than a two-handed backhand.  I don't think
: >that the length of the stroke has anything to do with power.  The ball
: >is on the strings for such a short time that power is all a matter of
: >force at the point of impact, not follow-through.

   Think what stroke produces the highest speed that make the crowd go
  oooooooooooooooooo.... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......................
   serves like those of Michael Stich, Boris Becker,

   Now imagine, if two hands can produce more power, wouldn't there be
   someone try to serve using 2 hands to serve since as you suggested it would
   give more power...

 
 
 

Backhands: one hand vs. two

Post by Frank Silberma » Tue, 14 Dec 1993 22:16:59


Michael Lin:

Quote:
>   if two hands can produce more power, wouldn't there be
>   someone trying to serve using 2 hands?

There certainly would be ... _if_ he could figure out
how to avoid reducing the height of ball contact.

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Tulane University       New Orleans, Louisiana  USA

 
 
 

Backhands: one hand vs. two

Post by Low Chun Kong Steph » Thu, 16 Dec 1993 19:50:04


: Michael Lin:

: >   if two hands can produce more power, wouldn't there be
: >   someone trying to serve using 2 hands?

: There certainly would be ... _if_ he could figure out
: how to avoid reducing the height of ball contact.

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: Tulane University     New Orleans, Louisiana  USA

personally I use a double handed backhand, and I just switched about a
year ago. No, I do not think that double handed backhands are more
powerful, in any case the use of your left arm probably slows down the
motion somewhat, but the control you can get, and I find this especially
so when taking the ball on the rise, is pretty amazing.

I wonder if anyone notices something from the Grand Slam Cup- on what
pete sampras calls the 'fastest surface in the world' four out of four
semifinalists use single handed backhands. Does this mean that attacking
players can never have double handeds??

Stephen Low
national university of Singapore