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BERDI4
11-11-2009, 11:32 AM
Which pro players past or present play with 2 hands on both sides?

Fabrice Santoro
Gene Mayer

anyone else?

Kick Serve 14
11-11-2009, 11:37 AM
monica seles, and marion bartoli

Elina
11-11-2009, 11:44 AM
Jan-Michael Gambill :)

FELAND123
11-11-2009, 11:46 AM
Julian Knowle

Tsonga#1fan
11-11-2009, 12:58 PM
I believe ESPN commentator Cliff Drysdale did before his retirement from tour play in '78

ollinger
11-11-2009, 01:00 PM
Frew McMillan

Moose Malloy
11-11-2009, 01:03 PM
I believe ESPN commentator Cliff Drysdale did before his retirement from tour play in '78

No, he just had a 2 handed backhand(which was not common in his time)

cellofaan
11-11-2009, 01:10 PM
Raemon Sluiter

MajinX
11-11-2009, 01:46 PM
im sure alot of pros can use a two handed backhand or forehand if they really really want, but of course they wont be as good with it as wat they normally use. Ive seen pros use two handed forehands as defensive shot when a serve goes for the body or a two handed backhand etc.

Jack & Coke
11-11-2009, 06:29 PM
Jim Pugh

Turned pro in 1985 after earning All-America honors in 1983-84 at UCLA. Hits with two hands from both the forehand and backhand sides. A doubles specialist, he won three Grand Slam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Slam_%28tennis%29) men's doubles titles (two Australian Open (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Open), one Wimbledon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimbledon_Championships)) and five Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (three Australian Open, one Wimbledon, one US Open (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Open_%28tennis%29)). Pugh reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1989.

hlkimfung
11-11-2009, 06:39 PM
Peng Shui of China
jeff coztte

michael tebutt of Aus

norbac
11-11-2009, 06:49 PM
Roger Federer.

kishnabe
11-11-2009, 07:53 PM
My brother!

djones
11-11-2009, 07:56 PM
Raemon Sluiter

Sluiter is even more unique considering he doesn't have a forehand.
He plays a left handed double handed backhand and a right handed double handed backhand.
If you can find some videos you, would see he has his right hand under his left hand when he hits a backhand and the other way around when he hits a forehand, which means his forehand isn't a forehand, but rather a backhand. :-)

big bang
11-11-2009, 08:17 PM
why would anyone ever consider playing 2hfh?? I just dont get it unless you are too weak to swing with one hand..

Fee
11-11-2009, 11:02 PM
Ilijia Bozoljac of Serbia

lacoster
11-11-2009, 11:13 PM
I play two hands both sides, so I know pretty much all the pros that play with them. It's interesting to watch each of them hit their strokes.

ATP:
Fabrice Santoro (FRA) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKBObpRI9Ds&feature=channel
Raemon Sluiter (NED)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMaE-UPY4nc
Julian Knowle (AUT)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKf0-oHbB0s&feature=related
Ilia Bozoljac (SRB) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C93xpha4_T0
Jeff Coetzee (RSA) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo4qtVqM6Y4

WTA:
Marion Bartoli (FRA) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qZl0aKwrr8
Shuai Peng (CHN) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp5BcQE_D7A
Ayumi Morita (JPN) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lMpIojnuuo
Akiko Morigami (JPN) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YNMcoCRlDk&translated=1
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZYovKGpZwk
Aranxta Parra Santonja (ESP)
Aiko Nakamura (JPN) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDmboWg_aP8&translated=1
Su-Wei Hseih (TPE) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAFkHHkk4Z0&feature=related
Zi Yan (CHN) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgzHpgEGXbU
Monica Niculescu (ROU) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVhspwrTxT0&feature=related
Kristina Kucova (SVK), '08 US Open Junior Champ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxm2m0Spj68
Noppawan Leetchketwaran (THA), '09 Wimbledon Junior Champ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD6uOHzGGJE



There are some other notable, retired players who played two hands on both sides. Two-handed Hall of Famers include Pancho Segura, John Bromwich, Frew Mcmillan, Gene Mayer, and Monica Seles.

BERDI4
11-12-2009, 05:18 AM
why would anyone ever consider playing 2hfh?? I just dont get it unless you are too weak to swing with one hand..

I guess because they start playing very young with a heavy racquet so they get used playing with 2 hands.

BERDI4
11-12-2009, 05:22 AM
I play two hands both sides, so I know pretty much all the pros that play with them. It's interesting to watch each of them hit their strokes.

There are some other notable, retired players who played two hands on both sides. Two-handed Hall of Famers include Pancho Segura, John Bromwich, Frew Mcmillan, Gene Mayer, and Monica Seles.

Pancho Segura? Are you shure?

Ripper014
11-12-2009, 08:40 AM
Pancho Segura? Are you shure?

Yes he played two handed off both sides, you might be thinking of Pancho Gonzales.

Drago
11-12-2009, 09:31 AM
Rafael Nadal
when he was young...

BERDI4
11-12-2009, 10:42 AM
Yes he played two handed off both sides, you might be thinking of Pancho Gonzales.

yes, you're right

lacoster
11-12-2009, 07:53 PM
Pancho Segura? Are you shure?

Yes, Pancho Segura (aka "Little Pancho" at 5'6") was the first successful tennis player who really used angles and pace with two hands both sides. You are thinking of Pancho Gonzales (aka "Big Pancho"), who had a conventional game with continental grips and a BH slice.

zapvor
11-13-2009, 10:05 AM
I guess because they start playing very young with a heavy racquet so they get used playing with 2 hands.

yea i met a girl once and thats what she said. she was a top junior in the US before she got injuried

hlkimfung
11-13-2009, 10:12 AM
Bryon Black

dafox
11-15-2009, 05:20 PM
Ha, Ha, me

Datacipher
11-16-2009, 02:46 AM
phil johnson

Jack & Coke
11-18-2009, 09:17 AM
from: http://tennis.com/features/general/features.aspx?id=192224



Noppawan Lertcheewakarn


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Here’s a name to remember in 2010: Noppawan Lertcheewakarn. Don’t worry, you can call her Nok.

In 2008, Thailand’s Lertcheewakarn, 18, was the first Asian girl to be named an ITF junior world champion after she reached the final of the Wimbledon junior event and went 39-12 in singles and 31-12 in doubles. In 2009, her last year as a junior, she returned to the Wimbledon final, and this time she won the title. She also captured the junior doubles titles at the French Open and Wimbledon.

Lertcheewakarn’s journey to the top began by chance. Her mother was a nurse at the hospital in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where the wife of Steffi Graf (http://tennis.com/players/player_info.aspx?player_name=Steffi%20Graf)’s former coach, Marek Malaszszak, was due to give birth. She asked Malaszszak to watch her daughter play tennis. He saw potential in the 10-year-old and offered to coach her for free. Recently, she has been working with former Clemson University men’s coach Chuck Kriese through the Rising Star Program of the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand.

Emulating her idol, Monica Seles, the Thai plays double-handed off both wings. She now has her sights set on the WTA tour. By the way, her nickname, Nok, means bird in Thai. This bird is ready to fly.

Jack & Coke
11-18-2009, 09:24 AM
Bryon Black

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Jack & Coke
11-18-2009, 09:41 AM
Gene Mayer



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Jack & Coke
11-18-2009, 09:51 AM
Jan-Michael Gambill

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1st Seed
11-18-2009, 10:16 AM
I play 2h both sides,gotta be real fast.I hit very flat and extremely hard.Started when I was little just couldn't switch.Now in my 30's I'm way to solid to switch.

I'm a righty that hits lefty.Right hand on top for forehand similar to swinging a bat.I've become very popular because of my strange strokes.Would never teach it though or Rafa's,Maria's buggy whip forehands.
You hit against me guaranteed you'll be swingin late.All I ever hear is TO MUCH PACE.I'm in Toronto if you want a free lesson.

joeri888
11-18-2009, 11:34 AM
Has Raemon Sluijter come up yet?

Jack & Coke
11-18-2009, 12:28 PM
Julian Knowle

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