Backhand Woes

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by es-0, May 13, 2007.

  1. es-0

    es-0 Rookie

    Aug 10, 2006
    Hendersonville, NC
    I have a problem, I'm stuck between my 2hd and my 1hd.

    1hd- Pros: Comfortable, angles, easier to hit on the run, spin, able to flatten it out. Cons: More mishits, don't hit as well when rushed.

    2hd- Pros: Power, hit when I'm rushed, low balls, better returns on serves, control, and placement. Cons: Can't hit high balls, most balls are paceless and like a lob, can't hit on the run, can't get much spin or flatten the ball out.

    I prefer to use the 1hd, but my team's coach believes that beginners should not start with a 1hd backhand. So he's convinced I should be using a 2hd backhand and gets really mad with my every time he sees me use it.

    I know I should go with what I'm more comfortable with, but I respect my coach and he is also my friend.

    So I think all in all I want other opinions on whether or not a beginner could start with a 1hd backhand, and any way I could deal with the situation with my coach.
  2. calvinchang

    calvinchang Rookie

    Feb 21, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Whichever you're more comfortable with
  3. Forehand Forever

    Forehand Forever Professional

    Aug 10, 2006
    New Jersey
    comfort is usually the number one thing. Tell your coach that. I do things in school matches that my coach doesn't like sometimes, but I'll win the match and its all good.

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