Double handed backhand checklist

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  1. lovethetriangle

    lovethetriangle Rookie

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    We had a forehand checklist recently, and I think it helped a lot of people.

    What are key things to remember with regard to the double handed backhand?
     
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  2. Mansewerz

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    Yes, especially for depth, i need it.
     
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  3. Djokovicfan4life

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    Start with

    Preparation:

    Racquet back with the coiling of the body. Hands between waist and chest height, depending on the bounce of the incoming ball.

    Weight loaded on the left leg, don't transfer to the right prematurely like most people.

    Hitting zone:

    Racquet head dropped 1-2 widths below the ball, depending on how much spin you want to generate.

    Step in with right foot at contact, arms extended throughout.

    Ending:

    Bring the back foot up to allow for plenty of rotation.

    Follow through up and into the court. None of this "brushing" nonsense.

    Racquet should finish over the shoulder and around the neck, with the elbows and buttcap pointed towards your target.

    Best of luck,

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  4. Djokovicfan4life

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    Start with

    Preparation:

    Racquet back with the coiling of the body. Hands between waist and chest height, depending on the bounce of the incoming ball.

    Weight loaded on the left leg, don't transfer to the right prematurely like most people.

    Hitting zone:

    Racquet head dropped 1-2 widths below the ball, depending on how much spin you want to generate.

    Step in with right foot at contact, arms extended through contact.

    Ending:

    Bring the back foot up to allow for plenty of rotation.

    Racquet should finish over the shoulder and around the neck, with the elbows and buttcap pointed towards your target.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9BSsUegJJs&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKC1yb8sYAg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qryuUZL31d0&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XphTboHQLtA&NR=1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thyyYlS95ZY

    My personal favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki9m8nGAhgA&feature=related



    Best of luck,

    Matt
     
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  5. lovethetriangle

    lovethetriangle Rookie

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    Should the racquet back be led by the elbow like the forehand?

    video anyone?
     
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  6. Djokovicfan4life

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    Not really. Just keep it simple, with the body taking the racquet back instead of the arm. Power will come from clean contact and good timing, not the size of the back-swing.

    Updated with an example; more to come.

    Matt
     
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  7. Slicendicer

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    When you hit the ball, your right wrist should lead the way. The racquet should be "laid back" until you're left hand takes over and pushes or drives through the ball. The follow through is based on "what type of ball" you are aiming to hit. Finish with the racquet in front or over the shoulder.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWwZGXd0-so

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qryuUZL31d0&feature=related
     
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  10. lovethetriangle

    lovethetriangle Rookie

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    Ok, thanks guys.

    What about when you get a high topspinny ball to your backhand? the forehand can be taken on the rise, what about the double hand? what's the proper way?

    I'm a leftie so i get a lot of forehand crosscourts to my backhand.
     
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  11. soyizgood

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    I like to hit the ball early on balls in my comfort zone. As for high balls, I either flatten out the shot as the ball rises, apply a little topspin via brushing if I hit the ball at its peak bounce height, or back off and apply moderate force in my shot so I can hit the ball deep.
     
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