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erik-the-red
09-23-2005, 03:12 PM
Among the active mens players with single-handed backhands, who has the shortest backswing?

SageOfDeath
09-23-2005, 03:24 PM
A 1 handed backhand takeback is long because eventually you need the racquet facing the back of the fence so your wrist is in position to hit a 1 hander thus the takeback is long so you need early prep.

Exhibit A: http://www.tennisplayer.net/public/strokearchive/strokearchive_sample_archive.html?FedererBHCenterS ide3.mov

Exhibit B: http://www.uspta.com/html/e-lesson-Backhand%20side%20view.swf

Exhibit C: http://www.imagesbyevvy.com/tennisforall/article%201.htm (move you mouse against the letters so to see the pictures, you'll see if racquet face the fence at some point on his takeback)

Enough said I think for a 1 handed backhand drive or topspin a long backswing is needed.

lcw
09-23-2005, 04:15 PM
Exhibit C: http://www.imagesbyevvy.com/tennisforall/article%201.htm (move you mouse against the letters so to see the pictures, you'll see if racquet face the fence at some point on his takeback)


SageOfDeath: Do you by any chance have a similar link to the serve?

Thanks
lcw

Rickson
09-23-2005, 04:19 PM
No pro in the ATP or WTA for that matter has a short takeback on the 1 hander. The only time they have a short takeback is when they block the ball back from being stretched wide.

root
09-25-2005, 08:17 AM
Schalken, Blake, Pavel have imho quite compact onehanders.