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EasternRocks
05-21-2007, 12:37 PM
can u guys tell me how to use my one handed backhand effectively in a match? :) :D ;)
i would appreciate it if you would share with me...
thxxxxxxxxxx

LarougeNY
05-21-2007, 01:22 PM
can u guys tell me how to use my one handed backhand effectively in a match? :) :D ;)
i would appreciate it if you would share with me...
thxxxxxxxxxx

Don't go for too much, especially on high balls. Try practicing angles, since they're such weapons especially against the power players since they won't know what to do with them.

Try to disguise the Slice/dropshot, its much easier with the 1hbh. Don't be afraid or overly critical of your slice, it can be a great weapon when the skill is honed, just look at federer.
hope this helps.

brayman9
05-21-2007, 04:49 PM
1. turn shoulders early

2. stay down through contact and after

3. don't catch it to high move back or take it on the rise

4. take a short stroke

5.don't take a huge follow through

6.give it lots of room

Thats what i have for you and i hit one so i ain't making this up.

EasternRocks
05-31-2007, 06:31 PM
yupp, i've been doing that. thx for telling me these tactics and tiPS.

thx, again! :)))

iplaybetter
06-01-2007, 08:45 PM
1. turn shoulders early

2. stay down through contact and after

3. don't catch it to high move back or take it on the rise

4. take a short stroke

5.don't take a huge follow through

6.give it lots of room

Thats what i have for you and i hit one so i ain't making this up.

that covers it, just remember don,t be afraid to use a good slice

Sakumo
06-01-2007, 09:11 PM
My sports physio (;) ) tells me to just thik about one major problem when hitting, for me it is starting higher. Everything else should come with practice, and repetitiveness. Maybe for you it is bending your knees, once you think that is not a problem anymore and you are going it with out even thinking move on to the next thing.

htrain
06-02-2007, 08:00 AM
Just hit it relaxed, its all in weight transfer, try not to turn your shoulders

Sakumo
06-02-2007, 01:33 PM
Just hit it relaxed, its all in weight transfer, try not to turn your shoulders

Okay so ignore this person, he has no idea. You need to turn your shoulders.

bluegrasser
06-02-2007, 02:41 PM
can u guys tell me how to use my one handed backhand effectively in a match? :) :D ;)
i would appreciate it if you would share with me...
thxxxxxxxxxx

Try hitting against a backboard, it helped me big time..

brayman9
06-02-2007, 07:53 PM
Just hit it relaxed, its all in weight transfer, try not to turn your shoulders

Turning the shoulders is the biggest part you can't hit it very succesfuly open

htrain
06-03-2007, 06:22 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6Ai6_joRxA
Yeah, could someone point out the shoulder turn? But never mind, it's just Roger Federer

brayman9
06-03-2007, 07:37 AM
i don't understand what you are saying in this post ^^^^.
Are you being sarcastic or serious you worded the post alittle funny.

Freedom
06-03-2007, 08:35 AM
4. take a short stroke

5.don't take a huge follow through

6.give it lots of room


If he shortens his stroke and followthrough, why would he need lots of room?


For me, it all depends on the incoming ball. If it's in my strike zone and I'm in good position, I take a rip at it. If it's a high ball, I take a few steps back and return it with even more topspin. If it's just a weird shot (I'm running to it/out of position/at my feet/etc.) I just do whatever it takes to get it back over the net.
I think it just takes confidence- go hit a bunch of balls, and pretty soon the backhand will feel natural, and you'll learn how to improvise and create with it. I just decided one day to switch to a one-handed backhand, stuck with it for a summer and a high school season, and now it's better than my forehand. Practice and gain confidence.

Sakumo
06-03-2007, 12:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6Ai6_joRxA
Yeah, could someone point out the shoulder turn? But never mind, it's just Roger Federer

He is hitting open ******. I suggest you get a new screen name and come back to the forums because now everyone knows you have no idea what you are talking about.

http://www.tennis.com/uploadedImages/Your_Game/Instruction_Articles/Backhand/2006_08_08_federer_backhand_1.jpg

Voltron
06-03-2007, 12:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6Ai6_joRxAYeah, could someone point out the shoulder turn? But never mind, it's just Roger Federer OK, right, get yourself a new name, as you've already soiled this ones reputation.
Me -> http://www.banglacommunity.com/images/satellite/smilies/hahaha.gifhttp://www.banglacommunity.com/images/satellite/smilies/flush.gif <- your rep ;);)

htrain
06-03-2007, 01:00 PM
you guys are clowns

brayman9
06-03-2007, 05:05 PM
ha this is great

Sakumo
06-03-2007, 05:08 PM
you guys are clowns

LOL! I think I saw shoulder turn. How about you?

cereal
06-03-2007, 05:12 PM
you guys are clowns

you have us confused with you.

htrain
06-03-2007, 05:55 PM
well roger's shoulder turned like three inches...technically he turned his shoulders...you guys win!!!

Sakumo
06-03-2007, 09:20 PM
well roger's shoulder turned like three inches...technically he turned his shoulders...you guys win!!!

Did you not look at the pic I posted? He has a huge shoulder turn. He doesn't turn his shoulders when he hits of his outside foot, or an open backhand. It is rare and a hard shot to hit. So MOST of the time you should turn your shoulders a lot, or you won't get any power.

htrain
06-04-2007, 03:16 PM
That is true and most pros do use a big shoulder turn and open up their chest like blake for example, but Roger normally doesn't turn his shoulder more than a few inches

Sakumo
06-04-2007, 03:32 PM
That is true and most pros do use a big shoulder turn and open up their chest like blake for example, but Roger normally doesn't turn his shoulder more than a few inches

When he is hitting inside out, correct. But if he is hitting closed he turns his shoulders.

lmao_serve
06-05-2007, 03:10 PM
omg wtf bbqsauce shoulder turn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRfbvyh_QkA

Mark Vessels
06-05-2007, 03:25 PM
People will tell you lots of helpful tips but the main tip I have had is when you prepare to hit it pretend you are a taking a sword from fromp you're belt, it has given me much comfort and power.

You have to be prepared very early campared to a two handed backhand.

EasternRocks
06-05-2007, 05:56 PM
thx for rogers steps...im serious in this post guys!

Sakumo
06-05-2007, 06:14 PM
thx for rogers steps...im serious in this post guys!

No prob....

EasternRocks
06-09-2007, 03:08 PM
Sakumo what is your real name and do u play ITF, i heard that u are very good.

Sakumo
06-09-2007, 03:12 PM
Yes I play ITF

rinz
06-09-2007, 04:11 PM
Sakumo, how old were you when you started focusing on ITF instead of USTA and how well in USTA should you be doing before you start focusing on ITF? Thanks

Sakumo
06-09-2007, 05:09 PM
Sakumo, how old were you when you started focusing on ITF instead of USTA and how well in USTA should you be doing before you start focusing on ITF? Thanks

I started 14/15ish. You should be #1 in nation for 18s before you start only focusing on ITF.

babolat15
06-10-2007, 08:30 PM
Sakumo do u hit a 1handedbh or twohandedbh

Sakumo
06-10-2007, 09:12 PM
Sakumo do u hit a 1handedbh or twohandedbh

Hit 1 when I was younger forever and a coach made me switch for some odd reason (I fired him) And now I hit the 2 because it is my better shot. I can still hit the 1 quite well though. I wish I had stuck with the 1 and that coach didn't make me switch, because I think I would be better at the net and with angles on faster courts etc with a one. If I can I might try to switch back, but the 2 is just so integrated, and switching at my level is a dumb move for most people.

103xStateChamp
06-16-2007, 11:05 AM
you dont have to be #1 in the nation for 18's to start only focusing on ITF.

babolat15
06-17-2007, 07:21 AM
^^^^^^^^ true

babolat15
06-17-2007, 07:21 AM
but you should be very good

tumalow2
07-03-2007, 07:01 PM
in tourny's most people will hit it really high into your backhand if you have a oney especially if your really short so hit a lot of inside out forehands:)

dave333
07-03-2007, 07:11 PM
I won 2 matches today 2, 1 and 3, 2 against 3.0s/3.5s with basically just a slice and varied amounts of sidespin, backspin, and power. Just kept it varied. I occasionally threw in the drive when I got an easy ball.

Get a good slice, so you have SOMETHING when your drive is breaking down.

Mastermind
07-04-2007, 06:12 PM
Once you've mastered the basics posted by other posters in this thread, you should develop your down the line shot, it can be a great weapon. I also like to work the angles on the court, kinda like Fed. Make sure your basics are solid though because if your stroke is breaking down on you, just go back to basics and it will come back to you.