2hbh or 1hbh

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  1. itracbui3

    itracbui3 Rookie

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    i started out with a 1hbh but my coach said that 2hbh is more suitable for beginners so i was trained with 2hbh for a year but the last couple of months, i switched back to 1hbh and find that it has great angle and i can control it well. i just have trouble with high balls on the 1hbh. should i stick to 1hbh or go with 2hbh? and if i should stick with 1hbh what should i do with those high balls on the backhand side?
     
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  2. plowmanjoe

    plowmanjoe Rookie

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    do what your coach says. he obviously is in a better position to give you advice since he knows your game and capabilities. 95% of the time, i'd say 2 handed backhand.
     
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  3. aimr75

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    do what you feel is better for you.. its not impossible to learn the 1 hander, just keep at it..
     
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  4. LeeD

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    The choice is solely yours, so make it.
    I can tell you all about life and what you should do, but you won't listen to me, so why would you listen to me when I tell you about tennis?
    Use both.
     
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  5. CHOcobo

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    yes in some cases you can use both... i do.

    but having problems hitting a high ball with the 1bh is normal. it's one of the disadvantages of 1hb. you can change to 2bh there.

    ultimately do whatever that comforts you most.
     
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  6. masterxfob

    masterxfob Semi-Pro

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    i teach beginners to use a 2hbh because they lack the arm strength and coordination to hit a 1hbh initially. once they are able to make solid contact with the ball, and have a good fluid motion, then it's up to them if they want to use a 1hbh.

    as for high shots to a 1hbh, i use a chopping bh volley motion with little backswing to keep the return low.
     
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