Players who play with 2 hands on both sides

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  1. BERDI4

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    Which pro players past or present play with 2 hands on both sides?

    Fabrice Santoro
    Gene Mayer

    anyone else?
     
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    monica seles, and marion bartoli
     
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    I believe ESPN commentator Cliff Drysdale did before his retirement from tour play in '78
     
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    No, he just had a 2 handed backhand(which was not common in his time)
     
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    Raemon Sluiter
     
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    im sure alot of pros can use a two handed backhand or forehand if they really really want, but of course they wont be as good with it as wat they normally use. Ive seen pros use two handed forehands as defensive shot when a serve goes for the body or a two handed backhand etc.
     
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    Jim Pugh

    Turned pro in 1985 after earning All-America honors in 1983-84 at UCLA. Hits with two hands from both the forehand and backhand sides. A doubles specialist, he won three Grand Slam men's doubles titles (two Australian Open, one Wimbledon) and five Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (three Australian Open, one Wimbledon, one US Open). Pugh reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1989.
     
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    Peng Shui of China
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    michael tebutt of Aus
     
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    Sluiter is even more unique considering he doesn't have a forehand.
    He plays a left handed double handed backhand and a right handed double handed backhand.
    If you can find some videos you, would see he has his right hand under his left hand when he hits a backhand and the other way around when he hits a forehand, which means his forehand isn't a forehand, but rather a backhand. :)
     
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    why would anyone ever consider playing 2hfh?? I just dont get it unless you are too weak to swing with one hand..
     
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    I play two hands both sides, so I know pretty much all the pros that play with them. It's interesting to watch each of them hit their strokes.

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    Fabrice Santoro (FRA) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKBObpRI9Ds&feature=channel
    Raemon Sluiter (NED)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMaE-UPY4nc
    Julian Knowle (AUT)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKf0-oHbB0s&feature=related
    Ilia Bozoljac (SRB) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C93xpha4_T0
    Jeff Coetzee (RSA) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo4qtVqM6Y4

    WTA:
    Marion Bartoli (FRA) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qZl0aKwrr8
    Shuai Peng (CHN) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp5BcQE_D7A
    Ayumi Morita (JPN) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lMpIojnuuo
    Akiko Morigami (JPN) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YNMcoCRlDk&translated=1
    Lucie Hradecka (CZE) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZYovKGpZwk
    Aranxta Parra Santonja (ESP)
    Aiko Nakamura (JPN) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDmboWg_aP8&translated=1
    Su-Wei Hseih (TPE) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAFkHHkk4Z0&feature=related
    Zi Yan (CHN) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgzHpgEGXbU
    Monica Niculescu (ROU) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVhspwrTxT0&feature=related
    Kristina Kucova (SVK), '08 US Open Junior Champ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxm2m0Spj68
    Noppawan Leetchketwaran (THA), '09 Wimbledon Junior Champ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD6uOHzGGJE



    There are some other notable, retired players who played two hands on both sides. Two-handed Hall of Famers include Pancho Segura, John Bromwich, Frew Mcmillan, Gene Mayer, and Monica Seles.
     
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  18. BERDI4

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    I guess because they start playing very young with a heavy racquet so they get used playing with 2 hands.
     
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    Pancho Segura? Are you shure?
     
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    Yes he played two handed off both sides, you might be thinking of Pancho Gonzales.
     
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    when he was young...
     
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    yes, you're right
     
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    Yes, Pancho Segura (aka "Little Pancho" at 5'6") was the first successful tennis player who really used angles and pace with two hands both sides. You are thinking of Pancho Gonzales (aka "Big Pancho"), who had a conventional game with continental grips and a BH slice.
     
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    yea i met a girl once and thats what she said. she was a top junior in the US before she got injuried
     
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    from: http://tennis.com/features/general/features.aspx?id=192224

     
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    I play 2h both sides,gotta be real fast.I hit very flat and extremely hard.Started when I was little just couldn't switch.Now in my 30's I'm way to solid to switch.

    I'm a righty that hits lefty.Right hand on top for forehand similar to swinging a bat.I've become very popular because of my strange strokes.Would never teach it though or Rafa's,Maria's buggy whip forehands.
    You hit against me guaranteed you'll be swingin late.All I ever hear is TO MUCH PACE.I'm in Toronto if you want a free lesson.
     
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    Has Raemon Sluijter come up yet?
     
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