Hey all Sorry for the long post, hope you give it a chance ;-) Oh, I just can't make my mind up! My coach keeps telling me to stick with my 1 hand backhand as does my training partner, but I suspect part of this is because they are also 1-handers and just favour it. I am no spring chicken, and am not going to be making the pro tour, so I am still keen on taking up the challenge of re-associating myself with the 2 hander. I am 34 years old and a British 6.1 rating, so play at a decent standard already. For singles, my 1-hander is not actually a major issue, though I dont drive it as much as I should (I have a very good slice and a decent drive, when I have the time and confidence). But in doubles, which I really enjoy, my single hander is such a liability! I have stuck with the 1 hander for 8 months now, prior to that I tried a 2-hander for a year, and prior to that i was ALWAYS a single-hander (Though I stopped playing from 16-29 almost completely, so I basically started over about 5 years ago). In doubles, when facing a decent left-arm server, and returning on the left, it is hit or miss with my 1-hander. If I get it in then it's almost never with enough angle. When I tried the 2-hander for a year, the one thing I LOVED about it was that Iwas very good using it as a return weapon on the left in Dubs, against good servers. I wasn't soo good with the inside out 2-hand return from the Deuce side, where my 1-hand backhand is slightly better I *think*. In general, What I struggled with most on the 2-hander was generating my OWN pace using it. If I had to run a slowish ball down and generate power of any kind, I found this very tough. What do I DO!! I think I WANT the challenge of developing 2-handed power and precision, so I was intending to take the slow approach and essentially spend a few months with my ball machine trying to hit left-handed forehands, and see if I can get really good at that shot, then apply the right-hand. For the timebeing, whilst training the leftarm forehands, I'll use my 1-hander in my singles games, until I am ready to transition....which I think will take some time. I'm not a complete 2-handed novice, but it isn't a proficient shot. In the past year I have significantly improved my forehand and serve consistency, as well as smash, so in 2013 I want to concentrate on foot speed, net game and BACKHAND. Does this sound silly???