Backhand Woes

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

  1. es-0

    es-0 Rookie

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    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.
     
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  2. calvinchang

    calvinchang Rookie

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    Whichever you're more comfortable with
     
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  3. Forehand Forever

    Forehand Forever Professional

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    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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