Teaching the backhand

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by greystar403, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. greystar403

    greystar403 Rookie

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    Im going to start teaching my younger sister (12 years old) how to play tennis.

    The only thing that concerns me is the backhand is because theres 2 ways to do it. 1 hand and 2 hand.

    How do you determine what backhand is comfortable to another person without them having prior playing experience?

    And please no smart alec comments. I have enough of those during the day. :-|
     
  2. 5263

    5263 G.O.A.T.

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    With a girl there is about a 90% chance she will do better with a 2 hander.
     
  3. SStrikerR

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    Go with a 2 hander. It will be much easier for her, and give her more stability and power. Teaching the proper mechanics of the stroke though...good luck with that one.
     
  4. TheIrrefutableOne

    TheIrrefutableOne New User

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    go with the 2 hander
     

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