I'm thinking of switching to a one handed backhand

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should I switch to a one hander?

  1. Yes, you should only hit a one handed backhand

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  2. No, the 2hbh is a good lefty option

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  3. I'm not sure

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  1. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    I have a very good 2 handed backhand when I play lefty because I used to play baseball as a kid so the lefty 2 hander feels similar to my batting stance. This is where I have a dilemna because I'm the OHBS leader and I certainly use a one handed backhand when I play righty, but there seems to be a conflict of interest when I play with my off hand. I'm thinking of becoming a one hander off both wings. Opinions please.
     
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  2. quicken

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    Join the bright side of things, join the 2HBH club :D.
     
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  3. Voltron

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    As I see it, your obligations to your club are to hit 1HBHs when you play with your right hand, so I don't think you're obligated to do the same lefty if it doesn't feel good.
     
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  4. Voltron

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    Forgot to mention, the lefty 1HBH is horrendously ugly, so for that reason alone, I wouldn't use it.
     
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  5. ndtennis

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    seems to me the one-handded backhand is a dieing breed
     
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  6. watermantra

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    Why do you think a lefty One Handed backhand is necessarily "horrendously ugly". It's like you're implying that lefties are somehow handicapped, and can't just mirror a rightly one hander.

    I've seen some beautiful lefty one handers on the courts, if not necessarily represented by today's pros.

    Rickson, I think you probably know your answer, as faithful leader of the OHBS!!
     
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  7. tennisplayer1981

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    Why don't you just get rid of the backhand completely and use a lefty forehand and righty forehand? Imagine the look on your opponent's face.
     
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  8. Rickson

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    If I can play lefty, don't you think I can already do that?
     
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  9. Andres

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    You should work on that powerpuff second serve of yours.
    Or maybe get rid of the belly fat you've been complaining about lately, instead of goofing around playing left handed.
     
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  10. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

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    You're just mad because I beat your post count.
     
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  11. Andres

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    That speaks worse about you than me, my friend. :)
    I've been too busy changing my avatar from Goran Ivanisevic to Hugh Laurie
     
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  12. tennisplayer1981

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    Just curious, when you played baseball you were a switch hitter, right?
     
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