This was originslly posted on health and fitness in the "over 40 thread" Quote: Originally Posted by court_zone No problem, My dad is now regretting switching to the one-hander, he's going to try and practice the mechanics on the two-hander again. I have always had a one-hander. I learned back in the early 70s when the classic way was a one hander with continental grip. Since returning to the game in the mid to late 90s I adopted a modern one hander with topspin. My question is this, why would you switch from a two hander to a one hander as you age? I would have thought about doing the opposite. As one gets older, and has less strength, wouldn't a two hander be more beneficial in the same way it is for ladies and kids?