1 hand or two hand?

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by xtremerunnerars, Jan 13, 2007.

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1h or 2h?

  1. 1 handed backhand

    56.6%
  2. 2 handed backhand

    49.3%
  3. 1 handed forehand

    90.9%
  4. 2 handed forehand

    4.1%
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  1. 4brotherdrive

    4brotherdrive Rookie

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    I am one handed on everything, my one-handed backhand is strong but has a limited strike zone, then again I have only used it for 2 months. The two-handed forehand isnt that awkward................ until you see the backswing, swing path, and follow through.:p In Miami, everyone has a one handed forehand that they go for too much on, and a two handed backhand thats consistant, but weak.
     
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  2. Fat_Cup_Of_Tea

    Fat_Cup_Of_Tea New User

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    I used to have a two handed forehand and backhand (I switched about 6 months ago). Now I have a one handed forehand and two handed backhand. At first my one hand forehand was out of control and extremely inconsistent, but I'l getting a lot better with it (thank gawd).
     
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  3. soyizgood

    soyizgood G.O.A.T.

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    2HBH
    1HFH
    1HBH for slices and occasional groundstroke

    My 2HBH (semi-western influenced) is my best stroke. 1HBH is improving. 1HFH is evolving from Eastern to semi-Western.:p
     
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  4. tennishead93

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    is junior ore's one hander good cuz hes like the best junior w/ a one hander ive ever seen
     
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  5. Movement

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    I made a switch to a 1 handed bakchand after like half a year of playing. It was a big change and probably slowed down my progress but now that my backhand is more solid, I don't regret my choice. It was everything I wanted, more freedom and a lot more natural feeling.

    But I wouldn't say that either backhand is superior. Even if one feels more natural I wouldn't go for the backhand that feels more natural. It might not be the best thing if you have certain goals and expectations. If you are aiming to improve as fast as you can, you might want to go with the one with the least technical problems. But when you first start out, a 1 hander is more difficult in many ways for most people. Harder to control (especially if you're not physically mature yet), high balls are difficult, returning fast balls may be difficult (but switching grips for return of serve was a lot easier for me with a 1 hander).
     
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  6. allez

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    Don't be so sure if you don't know how to hit a 1hbh.

    Think of this way. If we swing a baseball bat, I will agree with you: two hands produce more power because the bat is too heavy for one hand. If we swing a badminton racquet, you won't say two hand is more powerful, wouldn't you. In the later case one hand can produce a much faster head speed while the weight remains the same. This is no difference from swinging a tennis racquet, assuming you know how to choose the right racquet for a 1hbh.
     
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  7. tennishead93

    tennishead93 Semi-Pro

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    I think theyre equal because you have the fast head speed w/ the one hander but w/ a good two hander you have the force of two hands and your body goes into the shot.
     
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  8. Ronny

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    i have no idea how people even hit 2 hander forehands. they won't get any power
     
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  9. killer

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    The two-handed bh is a serious limitation. end transmission
     
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  10. mJeez4293

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    u one handed backhand clowns...
     
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  11. liehssahmster

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    I started with a 2hbh, but changed to a 1-hander when I was 10. Seems to me like they're about even. Definitely more 12-21 year olds hitting 1hbh today than 12 yrs ago when I switched.
     
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  12. supertennis

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    One hander for everything. like federer !!!!
     
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  13. kingdaddy41788

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    One hander on both sides... I feel like I've got more control with a 1hbh than 2hbh...
     
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  14. TheAeropro

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    I played with a two handed backhand. Then I broke my left wrist so I picked up the one handed backhand and got decent at it, but once my wrist healed I seemed to lose my 1hbh, so I picked up the 2hbh again and that's where I'm at. The 1hbh got more topspin and I seemed to be able to hit it harder easier. But I like the 2hbh, it's more consistent.
     
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  15. Fossika

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    2 handed BH, consistent, nice spin and power. Most people (apart from pros) that I see doing one handers can hit them big when they do, but they have a lot more trouble pulling it off.
     
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  16. soyizgood

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    GO 2HBH!

    I can hit a 1HBH in, but not sure if I want to try that in a match. I've been making progress on that dreaded BH slice. But my 2HBH is my most versatile stroke. My forehand is fairly good too considering I switched from Eastern to semi-Western.
     
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  17. ibringtheHEAT

    ibringtheHEAT Semi-Pro

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    1 hand forehand

    and a mix of backhands....2h for hittin one straight down the line, or a power shot, 1h for a slice or drop shot
     
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  18. bluestreak711

    bluestreak711 Rookie

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    what i do

    one handed forehand with top spin,backspin,backspin lob
    and one handed back hand for all my backspin shots same as forehand and a two hand back hand for top spin its just more automatic that way if i put my second hand on the racket i know im going for topsin if not its gonna be back spin
     
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  19. TheAeropro

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    okay, well then one handed for slice backhands, a 2h release on bh volleys, and I don't really do dropshots so... i guess 1hbh
     
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  20. fgzhu88

    fgzhu88 Semi-Pro

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    1h forehand
    2h backhand
    I'd like to see someone do a 2h slice or 2h serve!!!
     
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  21. LarougeNY

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    a 2h slice isnt that hard to do, especially of the forehand side. Of the backhand, it hurts my wrist but its still do-able.
     
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  22. ibringtheHEAT

    ibringtheHEAT Semi-Pro

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    for once I think I agree with you. ;)
     
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  23. slice bh compliment

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    Wow. I am amazed. More 1 handed BHs than 2 handers. Among junior players? Nice stat.
     
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  24. TennisNinja

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    I use a 2 handed backhand for my ground strokes, but for slice and volleys, I use a 1 handed backhand.
     
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  25. LarougeNY

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    I wasn't aware that we even disagreed before, but okay :)
     
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  26. libiss

    libiss New User

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    I also use 1H for-and-back, I never use a 2H forhand. But when I use a 2H back....I usually lob it (BAD). So I make sure I use a Western back hand grip to I'll topspin on the back one with one hand.
     
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  27. Yonexer

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    Two hands on both sides,
     
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  28. The Grand Slam

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    One-handed; both sides. I'm in a bit of a pickle with my backhand though. It's a bit shaky. I tried a few two-handed backhands at practice but I stink at those. So I'm just trying to beef up my backhand, hit with a bit more confidence. I find myself hitting about twice as many slice backhands as regular ones in a match...
     
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  29. junior ore? he does have a good 1 hander but thats on the boys side. I saw him at a tourni. What about for the girls junior side? like ive heard of chanel van something and the other day my tennis friends where talking about her and that she has a 1 handed backhand and she just switched and its really good.Theres another girl too that has a really good 1 hander but i dont know her name. if any of u know chanel is she good? because I might ask her to be my mixed doubs partner for eddie herr or something...

    oh i train at newks btw
    thanks alot!
     
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  30. kaygar09

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    1 handed forehand
    2 handed backhand

    (hopefully gonna try switching the BH this summer, but might still use if i can learn a one handed BH slice)
     
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  31. p0w3r

    p0w3r Semi-Pro

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    1 Handed Forhand
    2 Handed Backhand

    Its weird...i could never hit a 1 handed backhand. Then in the past 4 months i have been hitting a 1 handed backhand slice and just the other day, i discovered i can hit a 1 handed backhand and produce serious angles with it. It was strange since my 2 handed backhand has been bothering me for the past week and then yesterday i tried a 1 hand...just to try it. Its still not that consistant though, and doesnt have that much pace, but then i tried my 2 handed again and it miracously came back again with more pace then before.

    ...what a strange hitting session yesterday:confused:
     
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  32. Movement

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    Sometimes your game gets derailed for a minute, sometimes a long while. Strange event but if it's better than before that's great! :)

    I was never especially good with a 2 handed backhand. (strange because it's usually easier to pick up out of the two) It felt constrained to me and switching grips on return of serve felt uncomfortable. I switched to a 1 hander and it felt great but I did backtrack because I was using a 2 hander for a couple of monthes. I think I might have ended up playing better overall if I stayed with a 2 hander because I did spend a lot of time on fixing my 1 hander. That time could have been spent on fixing other parts of my game. But if I could do it all over again, I'd do the same thing.
     
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  33. Zets147

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    Lol this board is about even on the BH's.

    My salutations to the 2H-FH's :D In my experience, I have only seen 2 girls use 2HFH and they were on the same tennis team. They play for Rice University I believe.
     
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  34. swuster

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    2H backhand; the only time I'll hit a 1H backhand is on slices/drop shots or if I'm on the run and I need the extra reach. Using two hands makes me a lot more consistent and gives me much, much better control.
     
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  35. Tennis4203

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    I play one hand for all strokes.

    I don't know how people play with 2 handed forehands, how do you put power into the shot?

    1 hand backhanders unite!
     
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  36. iplaybetter

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    i could never hit a 2hb it never felt fluid enough
     
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  37. nViATi

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    Two hand backhand forever! I'd go for a one hander but I am not steady enough with it. I just can't hit hard, deep, and steady enough with a one hander so I decided to switch to a two hander. If you can hit a great one hander then go kick some butt :D but if you can't, then just switch to a two hander. Tennis is about results :)
     
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  38. Wingshellphelp

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    the basic;two handed backhand, one handed forehand
     
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  39. mardy_fish

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    i use a one handed forehand and two handed backhand. i use a two hander because when i first started it gave me more stability and i just never changed.
     
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  40. squints

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    w/e you do stick with it. trying to do everything will most likely hinder your game. cause then you will second guess yourself, whether or not to use 1 or 2.
     
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  41. Roger_Federer.

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    I find it easier to hit one handed with both groundies
     
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  42. thatguy

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    This poll is interesting. I'm kinda wondering if most people here put what they actually use, or what they prefer or wish they used. I can say from my teaching experience that 95% of juniors use a 2hbh. Funny how over 50% claim to use a 2hbh here. Either TW just has a tendency to attract 1hbh users or not everyone is being honest. I tend to think the latter. Also, hitting an occasional 1hbh slice when your dominant backhand shot is your topspin 2hbh does not qualify you as being a 1hbh user.
     
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  43. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    When I first started playing I used to hit one hands on both sides, but when I was about 10 years old, I changed coaches and added the two handed backhand. I liked hitting the one handed backhand, but couldn’t make it much of a weapon. :mad: But with the two handed backhand I got more power and its my strongest shot.

    On the other hand, it helps me with me slice and when need a little more reach. But the 1 handed forehand and 2 handed backhand is what I use.
     
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  44. rhcolt07

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    1-Handed Forehand
    2-Handed Backhand

    Would like to start trying a 1-handed backhand, but I'm better consistently and in control with a 2-hander.
     
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  45. DraGoNoFfiR3

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    i've always wanted to get a 1hbh (after watching gasquet), but i'm just not as good with it. i use a 1h slice backhand though :].
     
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  46. NebAce1

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    One handed forehand
    Two handed backhand
     
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  47. pow

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    Play with what you're comfortable with. I hate seeing people struggling because they are trying to adapt to a one hand / two hand that does not come natural to them.
     
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  48. slice bh compliment

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    Fundamentally, I think a 1 handed BH is the way to go, but I do agree with the POW.

    Some players were never taught solid 1 handed technique...and when they want to switch to a 1 hander (either for the hipness or the functionality/flexibility), they look unnatural...;) ...like an NFL player trying to drive a Mini Cooper ... like Tom Selleck kissing a beautiful girl on Magnum PI ... like an obsessive compulsive college boy doing his best to fit in at a frat house ... like a stage mother trying not to fidget or coach her kid in his first tennis match. Just uncomfortable, man.
     
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  49. mrmo1115

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    one for the forehand two for backhand
     
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  50. EasternRocks

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    im one hand forehand and one hand backhand...all the WAY
     

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