Changing BH from 2 to 1 hands

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Net Cord, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. Net Cord

    Net Cord New User

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    Any general tips / advice for the above alteration.

    I guess contact point is a little further in front. Shoulder turn more pronounced? Use non-dominant arm to guide racket back? Swing path? Grip?
     
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  2. Rickson

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    I have a tip. Do a search before making threads.
     
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    Tried that first mr smart arse!
    Seriously, I'm not here to waste people's time - just wanted to know how to assist somebody make this alteration - obviously, there's tons of info on the 2 handed backhand. If there's a directly related thread pls help me find it.
     
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  4. Rickson

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    Well, NC from the UK, while an open stance is acceptable and used often for the 2 hander (Rafa), an open stance is not a good way to hit a 1 hander. Not only does the 1 hander take a closed stance, the contact point is earlier as you mentioned. A double hander is more forgiving on late hits than a 1 hander, but wait, there's more. Right handed 2 handers are used to folding up to the right shoulder on the followthrough, but a 1 hander's followthrough is straight. Some 1 handers, Haas and Federer, fold up at the very end of the followthrough, but it's not the same as a 2 hander's followthrough at all in that the 2 hander's right arm never straightens where the 1 hander's does straighten out on the FT.
     
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