one handed backhand

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  1. tennisfan21

    tennisfan21 New User

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    Can anybody give me some good tips on the 1 handed backhand drive? I would love to master this!! Im also curious which muscles play a big part in this swing, my guess is that the forearms play a pretty big role
     
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  2. TwistServe

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    The bottom of the forearm by the elbow is the big 1h backhand muscle.

    see the strain by the red stripes

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  3. C_Urala

    C_Urala Semi-Pro

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    actually, you should try to hit 1HBH in such a way that you don't feel any muscle. In the picture Henman hits a high backhand and I think it's a volley. And in this situation you have to stabilize the racquet by forearm muscles. But for the 1HBH ground stroke, the best way to hit is without any muscle strain. The key to a good 1HBH is good timing. You should do everything in proper time.
    You didn't say what your level is. If you want just a fine tuning for an already solid 1HBH, somebody else can answer you. If you want to know basic stuff, I will be glad to help.
     
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  4. Phil

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    gorth97 - In the photo you posted, Henman is NOT hitting a 1H BH Drive. He is either volleying or hititng slice. Muscles used: Primarily forearm, shoulder, wrist and hand, legs to propel upward through the stroke.
     
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  5. TwistServe

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    I wasn't actually saying that picture was a 1h backhand drive.. it was the only pic I could find that showed the muscle used
     
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  6. Phil

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    You aren't going to find a photo showing all the muscles used in this stroke-obviously, the forearm tenses any time the racquet is swung, on ANY shot. You'd be better off finding an anatomy chart and highlighting the muscles used...
     
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  7. TwistServe

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    Here's another picture of that backhand muscle. I'm just saying its the main muslce used in a 1hander, whereas the left forearm would be the main used in the 2hander.. Obviously you use your legs etc.. Anyway...

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  8. C_Urala

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    Looking at the last picture, you might think that the main muscles in the 1HBH are face muscles :)
     
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  9. finchy

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    Schrichaphan's backhand = mastery of technical beauty

    its smooth, powerful, lots of topspin, and very penatrating.
     
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  10. Bungalo Bill

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    Sorry to disagree. The primary muscle used for the onehanded drive is not the forearm. The forearm plays a supporting function that helps bring the racquet face around.

    The primary muscle for the backhand drive is the shoulder muscle.

    The legs provide the thrust and base to setup the stroke, the stomach provides torso stability, the shoulder swings the racquet (and since it is the bigger muscle of the arm in the swing, it should feel effortless), the forearm helps bring the racquet head around especially if you're using an extreme grip. If you're using the standard eastern backhand grip or a continental, the forearm plays a lesser role and is used in a straight arm fashion for stability, or with a bent arm swing as a supporting cast to the shoulder.
     
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