Backhand drills.

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  1. zebano

    zebano Semi-Pro

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    My backhand breaks down against pace. I think that I have the racket back early and I just don't swing soon enough, but I don't have video so it's hard to be sure. I am looking for specific drills to do with a partner or wall (I doubt there are any as the ball usually doesn't have pace on it) to work on this. Of course I can just rally with a partner and ask them to attack it, but this tends to get boring for them if I keep missing...

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Noisy Ninja

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    Try doing drills that emphasize the backhand. Assuming that both are righties...I usually do backhand crosscourt drills first (backhand to backhand) and later down the line backhand drills (one person hits backhands down the line while the other person only hits down the line forehands). For me, these drills really ingrain the need for early preparation and footwork for a consistent and powerful backhand.
     
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  3. zebano

    zebano Semi-Pro

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    Any sites that have a good list of drills? I almost never practice and instead just play matches.
     
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  4. Noisy Ninja

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    Unfortunately, I don't know any sites that'll provide info on drills; I just have a set number of drills I've done since my junior playing years. There are plenty of books that has drills though.
    In general though, I use practice sessions to focus on areas of my game that let me down during matches. If your backhand is shaky, you're best served to practice that shot until it's no longer a liability and you're able to stroke the ball with authority. Practice tends to instil confidence under pressure...assuming you're doing it right.
     
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