Body turn on 2 hands backhand

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  1. Alafter

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    Question: does a 2 handed back hand allow for less body turn than a one handed backhand for a proper shot?

    One handed backhand is kinda hard cause i find that the only way i can do a proper one is with a good body turn...and god knows i dont get in position in time 80% of the time for that good body turn. i find myself usually perpendicular to the net for the one handed backhand, but the shot feels weird. I was wondering if relatively, with the same amount of body turn, the 2 handed backhand will be more successful.
     
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  2. TENNIS_IS_FUN

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    I've seen some pros that show their back when they turn to hit the 2hbh
     
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  3. In D Zone

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    Here is a great instructional video that will help you....

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=WezW20Vlh4w

    I encourage you to bookmark this clip... you may need to refer to it from time to time; especially notice the instructor's footwork.
     
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  4. Robertv1979

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    Is there also a good instructionfilm for the one-handed backhand?

    greetings,

    Robert
     
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  5. In D Zone

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    This dicussion is for 2bh. I don't want to confused others by posting the vid link for one handed bh.

    Please go to this forum, I have the links there.

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=152819
     
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  6. Thomas Bird-Itch

    Thomas Bird-Itch Semi-Pro

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    A 2H BH has more body turn during the entire stroke. A 1H BH has more body turn before the arm whips forward. I don't know that one has less than the other, but the timing and mechanics are very different.
     
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  7. In D Zone

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    Two ways of playing 2 Handed Backhand


    I did some research on your question ....

    " does a 2 handed back hand allow for less body turn than a one handed backhand for a proper shot? "

    Answer: It depends on which stance u use when playing 2bh. Are u playing with the traditional 'Closed' Stance, or an 'Open' Stance?

    Closed Stance: involves more footwork as you need to turn and cross your right foot (right handed) while simultaneously rotating the hip and racquet backswing.

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

    Open Stance: Both feet stand in parellel to the net and you transfer your power to your left leg (right handed) as rotate you hip and racquest backswing.
    Scroll down to page 5.
    http://dps.usta.com/usta_master/usta/doc/content/doc_437_51.pdf

    My son play 2bh (Open Stance) - I can tell u from experince that his backhand is by far superior compared to other players especially when returning serves.

    Hope this helps....
     
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  8. In D Zone

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    Two ways of playing 2 Handed Backhand

    Bump ..... duplicate see above
     
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  9. Alafter

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    thanks man appreciate it.

    Well it looks like the open stance is available for an effective 2bh.
     
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