Maybe I am too impressed with sheer pace. I've propably been watching
too much modern tennis on TV. ;) I think Kuerten and Haas have great looking
and lethal backhands, especially down the line.
However, I'd like to be more aggressive
also on backhand side, and be able to dominate rallies, like when hitting a
forehand, instead of mainly pushing to ball back and hoping for
my opponent to make a mistake, or an opening to put the ball away with
I've noticed that one hander requires much more balanced/better position
to hit it, with to hands I can hit from less elegant positions, like too close
to my body or something.
I'll propably try to improve my two hander - accurary, and length and
reliability, and also make my slice more aggressive, it sometimes floats
too much and is short. At the club level most of the points are still won from
opponents mistakes. ;) I propably will take a couple of tennis lessons and ask
my coachs opinion. I remember one article from Tennis magazine, which
stated that the four most important things for a shot are, in this particular
1. Reliability - you have to put the ball back to your oppenents side if you
want to win _any_ points.
2. Depth - reduce your opponents possibilities to hit a winner or to force an
3. Aqquracy: hit the ball where you want it
4. Power - only useful if the three qualities mentioned above are met
Just my 0.02$ or something ;)
>Who says you should hit a certain way with the backhand?
>Your points are right about each of the strokes. Each has its distinct
>advantages and disadvantages.
>I actually use them both the one hander mainly with slice. I would continue to
>practice the one hander and remember its critical to make contact out in front
>and to keep arm straight at contact.
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