View Full Version : double bh woes

02-24-2004, 01:34 PM
I`ve noticed some dbh takeback that looks as if the elbows are locked straight. Is this the recommended technique? But i`ve seen some whose elbows are flexed and relaxed. which is correct?

A good example of the straight arms is that of Hewitt.

02-24-2004, 01:48 PM
Different strokes for different folks :D


Bungalo Bill
02-24-2004, 01:58 PM
It depends on the grips used. A lot of pros use a combination Eastern backhand grip (bottom-hand)/Eastern Forehand or Semi-western (tophand). This combo affords a straighter bottom arm or arms as the swing goes through the contact zone.

If you use a Continental/Eastern the elbows can be a bit bent especially the bottom hand elbow. This elbow acts as a pivot for you to push the racquet through with your top hand.

Also, with a laid back wrist you can use your wrists as well to pivot off the bottom hand wrist once the racquet is near impact.

lendl lives
02-24-2004, 02:02 PM
Hewitt straightens out his arms on his two handed back hand for consistency, trade off- loss of power.