One hand backhand help

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  1. njboy

    njboy Rookie

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    I like one hand backhand and want to learn it.

    When the ball is slow I can have a good swing and return. But when the ball is fast and with pace, I can't handle it well. I often can't have enough time to prepare and adjust mmy position.

    How can I improve it? I can't ask my partner to feed ball for me. any wall drills?

    many thanks.
     
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  2. burosky

    burosky Professional

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    Read through the various posts here. This has been discussed several times.
     
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  3. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

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    Always be alert to prepare your racquet for the drop and forward swing BEFORE the ball bounces. Do not daydream here.

    Avoid taking the racquet back near the bounce of the ball or you will be late.

    Learn to take the ball on the rise so you hit a majority of balls in the strike zone.

    Look at your contact spot as you hit the ball and hold your head position while aiming with your mind's eye (ex. Federer).
     
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  4. Mountain Ghost

    Mountain Ghost Semi-Pro

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    One-Handed Backhand Help

    During your backswing, keep your elbow in close to your stomach and get the racquet head back behind YOU before the ball bounces. There is almost always time to prepare if you know HOW to prepare and you don’t waste time taking an indirect backswing away from your body. Also, even if you feel pressured for time, be sure to turn fully sideways . . . on balance and with a vertical upper body. If you don’t, not only will a proper stroke path be impossible, but you will be even later with whatever swing you are able to muster.

    . . . TURN SIDEWAYS EARLY AND KEEP YOUR ELBOW IN CLOSE ON THE BACKSWING . . .

    MG
     
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