double bh woes

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by jeebeesus, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. jeebeesus

    jeebeesus Guest

    I`ve noticed some dbh takeback that looks as if the elbows are locked straight. Is this the recommended technique? But i`ve seen some whose elbows are flexed and relaxed. which is correct?

    A good example of the straight arms is that of Hewitt.
  2. Verbal_Kint

    Verbal_Kint Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
    Different strokes for different folks :D

  3. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

    Feb 19, 2004
    It depends on the grips used. A lot of pros use a combination Eastern backhand grip (bottom-hand)/Eastern Forehand or Semi-western (tophand). This combo affords a straighter bottom arm or arms as the swing goes through the contact zone.

    If you use a Continental/Eastern the elbows can be a bit bent especially the bottom hand elbow. This elbow acts as a pivot for you to push the racquet through with your top hand.

    Also, with a laid back wrist you can use your wrists as well to pivot off the bottom hand wrist once the racquet is near impact.
  4. lendl lives

    lendl lives Semi-Pro

    Feb 23, 2004
    Hewitt straightens out his arms on his two handed back hand for consistency, trade off- loss of power.

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