short arms, busty - backhand

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  1. Soianka

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    Is it possible that such characteristics might prevent a junior girl from developing a proper 2-handed backhand?
     
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    Not sure about 2HBH but I know this quote::)
    Ladies, here's a hint; if you're playing against a friend who has big boobs, bring her to the net and make her hit backhand volleys. That's the hardest shot for the well-endowed.
    Billie Jean King
     
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  4. Soianka

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    Thanks Ash Smith. This is for my daughter. Her coach keeps telling her to have a straight arm but she is unable to do it because of her physique. We were looking at some videos of Serena, who is similarly well endowed, and she does have a bent arm like you mentioned. The big difference though is my daughter is much shorter than her and has short arms. We were trying to figure out if that would make a difference.
     
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  5. Bash and Crash

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    May want to use the bent arms and have a shorter more compact take back, and use the shoulder drive more, instead of trying to get those arms way back there.
     
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    I would also look at videos or photo's of Simona Halep, she had same issue, but eventually had reduction surgery. Got to get that right arm under the obstruction.
     
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    Thanks. We will look at her also.
     
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