2H BH question: Turn/rotate your body from the waist as you swing?

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  1. firstblud

    firstblud Professional

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    Are you supposed to turn your body as you swing through with a 2H BH? I know for a 1H BH you're not supposed to turn your body, but it feels more natural with a 2H BH for me.

    For example on the backswing my chest is facing perpendicular to the net, but, at the end of followthrough, part of my chest is facing the net
     
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  2. burosky

    burosky Professional

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    I think you need to watch videos or better yet take lessons. It looks like you need some work on your mechanics.
     
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  3. P-Town Tennis

    P-Town Tennis Rookie

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    Yes, you're supposed to have body rotation on a 2h bh.
     
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  4. Wheelz

    Wheelz New User

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    2hbh is like a left handed forehand... so yes body rotation.
     
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  5. Thomas Bird-Itch

    Thomas Bird-Itch Semi-Pro

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    Correct. With a 1H BH, most players sort of pause near contact, then the shoulders open on the recovery.
     
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  6. In D Zone

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    Here are two video clips that will help you - 2bh (traditional, closed stance)
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=WezW20Vlh4w

    http://tennis.com/yourgame/instructionvideos/backhand/backhand.aspx?id=31314
     
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