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vtec407
07-22-2010, 08:25 AM
Hello all. It has always been my understanding that if you generally use a 1 handed backhand, the racket head size can't be more than 95". Is this usually the case?

Sampson
07-22-2010, 08:31 AM
nope, if someone tells you that....turn and walk away mid sentence.

fuzz nation
07-22-2010, 09:02 AM
nope, if someone tells you that....turn and walk away mid sentence.

VERY well put!

Jaewonnie
07-22-2010, 11:33 AM
I use a 90sq in with 2h backhand :D

Fed Kennedy
07-22-2010, 11:59 AM
You might want to run that by ljubicic, gonzo, gasquet, youzhny, schiavone, almagro, wawrinka, lopez, corretja and a few others before coming to a decision...

vtec407
07-22-2010, 11:59 AM
Great, thanks!

Macro80
07-22-2010, 12:58 PM
Same way Courier had a double hander with an 85!

NickC
07-22-2010, 01:31 PM
There's no frame designated for exclusively one handed players or two handed players. A good friend of mine has been using the K Pro Staff since it came out and he hits with two hands on the backhand side quite well.

decades
07-22-2010, 01:34 PM
Hello all. It has always been my understanding that if you generally use a 1 handed backhand, the racket head size can't be more than 95". Is this usually the case?

yes. you will live to fight another day if you dare hit a 1hbh with a 100sq or even oversize frame. it's true.

xFullCourtTenniSx
07-22-2010, 03:11 PM
Honestly, if the grip size is right, it's absolutely fine. Some added weight might help on a few racket though.

daved
07-22-2010, 11:17 PM
Two words: Gabriela Sabatini

One of the sweetest 1HBHs ever -- both top and slice -- with a Prince Original Graphite OS weighted up to over 14 oz.

She's 5'9", 135#. I'm 5'11", 153#. If she can do it, we can do it.

Icedorb217
07-23-2010, 12:28 AM
My friend who used to play Singles 1 Varsity uses a OS racket and has a one hand backhand

Dave M
07-23-2010, 02:11 AM
I personally tend to b more comfotable below 98ish, but that is what it's about, frame that is right for you.

Head Youtek
07-23-2010, 05:04 AM
nope, if someone tells you that....turn and walk away mid sentence.

Nice and people like that need to quit tennis.

pingu
07-23-2010, 05:20 AM
Hello all. It has always been my understanding that if you generally use a 1 handed backhand, the racket head size can't be more than 95". Is this usually the case?

IMHO it's just personal reference.

aimr75
07-23-2010, 06:47 AM
Two words: Gabriela Sabatini

One of the sweetest 1HBHs ever -- both top and slice -- with a Prince Original Graphite OS weighted up to over 14 oz.

She's 5'9", 135#. I'm 5'11", 153#. If she can do it, we can do it.

not really, she had more athletic ability and talent than most of us put together ;)

klementine79
07-23-2010, 06:54 AM
Two words: Gabriela Sabatini

One of the sweetest 1HBHs ever -- both top and slice -- with a Prince Original Graphite OS weighted up to over 14 oz.

She's 5'9", 135#. I'm 5'11", 153#. If she can do it, we can do it.



She also trained,followed a strict diet along with exercise for all of her childhood and well into her post-retirement life.

But it's never too late to start.