My Two Handed Backhand Died

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  1. DolgoSantoro

    DolgoSantoro Professional

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    Around two weeks ago I lost my ability to hit a two handed backhand. If I try to hit one, one of two things will happen.
    1: It ends up all spin and no power and will go around ten mph into the middle of the net
    2: If I try not to spin it it will fly randomly with no spin or control and generally go beyond the baseline.
    I have no idea how this happened, generally my backhand is a fairly strong shot. One clue I have though is that I don't seem to be using my left arm much. Have any of you had similar problems? How can I drive through the ball to get spin but also power? Should I just rebuild it from scratch?
    I'd appreciate any advice you all can give.

    On the bright side my slice backhand has gotten around three times better :)
     
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  2. spectastic

    spectastic New User

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    put some hip into it. Get the swing and contact angle right. Mostly importantly, footwork and timing. Can't hurt to go back to the fundamentals.
     
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  3. goober

    goober Legend

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    RIP 2HBH.

    Time to come into the light of the 1 HBH:)
     
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  4. Dharmaboy

    Dharmaboy Rookie

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    Testify! Testify! *claps*
     
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  5. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    Make sure your non-dominant arm is doing most of the work.
     
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  6. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    Real men do not slice, so you have to find a better alternative fast
     
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    Tennisguy3000 Semi-Pro

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