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dirkgnuf
09-01-2006, 04:25 PM
I happened to read USA Today's sport article on the modern two hand backhand. According to the research, modern two hand backhands are causing more and more wrist injuries to their non-dominant hand. That's because many instructors advocate the left(for a rightie) hand to lead on a 2-hander. I then read an article describing Agassi's backhand. He goes more classical, emphasizing less of his left hand. Which would you reccomend? The Modern one, or Agassi? Your thoughts?
Links:
USATODAY: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/2006-08-31-wrist-injuries_x.htm?POE=SPOISVA

TENNIS: http://espn.tennis.com/microsites/2006/reachyourpeak/ohbackhandd.htm

chroix
09-01-2006, 05:36 PM
Got to keep my pimp hand strong.

I'll stick with my one handed backhand. Interesting article though.

Mahboob Khan
09-01-2006, 06:10 PM
When you involve your non-dominant hand so dominantly in executing 2-handed backhands, wrist problems to the left hand are likely to occur.

My advice would be to equally strengthen the left hand through gym and medicine ball exercises.

nickybol
09-02-2006, 12:44 AM
I agree with Mahboob, you should do some strengthening in this area. Also, when you learn someone to hit a two-handedbackhand that is left-hand dominant, don`t try to impart too much topspin immediately. You should gradually increase the amount of topspin.