The One Handed Backhand Community!

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Djokovicfan4life, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Sentinel

    Sentinel Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    28,812
    Location:
    Brave New World
    Spoiler ???

    Anyone watching the Hamburg Open ?

    Pablo Cuevas, qualifier, sweet backhand, and courageous chap too.

    His matches with PK and NickyMag were great viewing for 1hbh lovers. Wonderful exchanges, bh passes, drives, angled shots, winners etc.

    Congrats to all Fed fans regarding the twin daughters: Charlene Riva and Myla Rose.
     
  2. dancraig

    dancraig Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 24, 2005
    Messages:
    3,240
    I'm in.....
     
  3. mmeyer1

    mmeyer1 Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Messages:
    208
  4. CHOcobo

    CHOcobo Professional

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,235
    Location:
    MN
    hey guys. gotta question for yall.....um.....sometimes when i do my 1hbh i feel some kind of muscle or nerve pull on right arm. don't know what it is i think it's just muscle. is it a bad thing or just mean im doing it wrong?
     
  5. Sentinel

    Sentinel Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    28,812
    Location:
    Brave New World
    Not a bad week for the one handers with victories in Lyon and St Petersburg.

    Federer will be back in Basel ...

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Three-time defending champion Roger Federer[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] makes his first main draw appearance since the US Open this week at his hometown tournament, the Davidoff Swiss Indoors Basel. World No. 3 Novak Djokovic makes his debut at the ATP World Tour 500 event, while Fernando Gonzalez - a contender for a Barclays ATP World Tour Finals berth - attempts to reclaim the indoor title he won in 2005.[/FONT]
     
  6. aimr75

    aimr75 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2007
    Messages:
    3,330
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  7. NolemurraY

    NolemurraY Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    198
    Hi what is the best grip to use and what grip does gasquet use? thanks
     
  8. keepurpowderdry

    keepurpowderdry Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2008
    Messages:
    347
    Location:
    southern california
    5. Backswing: The smile pattern for the backswing is what takes the racquet back a bit farther and allows the racquet to rise in preparation for the racquet drop. The higher you raise the racquet the better skilled you will need to be for your timing. More is not better for a onehanded backhand due to the timing issues involved in the stroke. Simplicity and timing is what is better.

    This is where I am at currently . I am doing better if I keep the racquet low through my whole take back and beginning of swing (instead of the racquet head being higher up on the take back. Im not getting any better :(... When I play with my 2 handed back hand I am a 4.5 player and I have a group I play with that are mostly 3.5 . So when I hit the ball machine and practice the 1 handed back hand I do very well . But when I play with them the ball is all ways loopy and high or to short . I get crazy slices that are really low all the time. Just all over the place. Do you think this kinda practice will add to me not getting better on my 1 handed back hand?
     
  9. Sentinel

    Sentinel Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    28,812
    Location:
    Brave New World
  10. Djokovicfan4life

    Djokovicfan4life Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    5,484
    Location:
    Stillwater, OK
    You da man, as usual.

    Well, I'm going to have to give the same generic "there is no best grip" response that you probably don't want to hear. You can't just look at one of the best backhands in the world and conclude that his grip is the best for you. There are some elements of Gasquet's backhand that should not be copied by the average Joe, like his loopy, monstrous backswing, for example.

    That being said, Gasquet's normal grip (most pros adjust a little bit based on the height of the incoming ball) is a little past full eastern, but not full on SW like Henin, or at least from what I've seen.

    Glad you read that. I was worried that no one would look at the first page anymore. Remember that the ball machine gives you more or less the same bounce every time, so your footwork will not be under the gun as much as when you are playing a real player and you are forced to adapt to different bounces, spins, etc. Ball machine training has its place, and helps to ingrain proper technique, but against a real player your feet need to work a lot harder to keep the ball in your strike zone.

    Good to see you're still trying (with little success) to revive this thread, Sent. Have you hit the courts at all, or are you still sidelined with your injury problems?

    P.S. I was rooting for Murray (oh, snap)!
     
  11. TheOneHander

    TheOneHander Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,152
    Me too!

    I've actually seen this thread before I joined but was too lazy to bump it :oops:

    And, you know, with my username and all...it seems like a good fit :)

    If you guys need anyone to update the member's list...I'm your updaterperson.

    And if you may...is it okay if my tagline is "kicking butt and taking names"? hehe. Thank you!
     
  12. TheOneHander

    TheOneHander Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,152
    *cough*BUMP*cough*

    :):):)
     
  13. Sentinel

    Sentinel Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    28,812
    Location:
    Brave New World
    No 17 this time, but nice to see Schiavone hitting amazing one-handers on her way to winning the French Open for women.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  14. GetBetterer

    GetBetterer Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    1,648
    Location:
    Mesa, AZ
    Anybody else? ^^
     
  15. Sentinel

    Sentinel Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    28,812
    Location:
    Brave New World
    ^^^ Someone called Henin ... I heard she's won some titles as well.
     
  16. *breaksracquet

    *breaksracquet Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    723
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC (but my heart lies in VA Beach,VA)
    Count Me In!!! Gasguet Backhand For Me Folks!!!!
     
  17. Chezbeeno

    Chezbeeno Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Messages:
    771
    Count me in, I've had a one-hander for a few years but it hasn't gotten to be particularly versatile and beautiful until recently
     
  18. Topspin24

    Topspin24 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    163
    One-hander right here baby! Mine is pretty good I have to admit
     
  19. GetBetterer

    GetBetterer Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    1,648
    Location:
    Mesa, AZ
    I've started with a one-handed backhand because that's the only one my coach knew. Which is very lucky because I've had other coaches in public classes with coaches who clearly could not hit it, as well as some of the videos on the internet now-a-days show poor one-handed backhand technique.
     
  20. Admerr

    Admerr Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    171
    I'm in.

    Been playing the OHBH since I was twelve. I actually begged my coach for about a year until he finally caved. It was definitely difficult at first, especially from the strength side.

    Now I am 26, and it is one of the best decisions I have made in my tennis life. The feel of striking a clean OHBH down the line is probably my favorite shot in tennis.

    My favorite players (male and female) have always been one handers.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2010
  21. ADDcourt

    ADDcourt New User

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    toronto, ontario
    the one handed backhand is equivalent to bushido.

    an elegant style of swinging meant to finish your enemy off in as few strokes as possible. artful power

    my forehand is like a hammer. heavy and crushing.

    i notice even my footwork is compliant with these analogies. i practically glide into my backhand. while my forehand is approached with the same mentality as a boar.

    i suppose i have a split personality.
     
  22. AhmedD

    AhmedD Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Messages:
    798
    Location:
    Bahrain
    I'm in :) Honestly, I was taught the two-handed but I couldn't quite get good feel or rip at the ball, changed to one-handed, It's all about muscular coordination and timing, using all the muscle in your body and transfering the weight forward for a nice heavy ball, you can get some insane short angles from practically anywhere which is why I think it is more versatile and artful. I find that it helps staying as low and use your legs like a spring to push forward and brush under the ball for topsin to keep it from landing a meter from the baseline, as for a high I either slice it in deep, or hit it really flat if its short.
     
  23. darthpwner

    darthpwner Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    2,039
    I'm in
    10onehandedbackhanders
     
  24. SoBad

    SoBad Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    7,519
    Location:
    shiran
    I'm in, but from USO qualies it's looking extinct in the pros ha. Viva Italia go Bolelli and Cipolla!
     
  25. mmeyer1

    mmeyer1 Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Messages:
    208
  26. Sentinel

    Sentinel Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    28,812
    Location:
    Brave New World
  27. wrxinsc

    wrxinsc Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,400
    Location:
    Cackalacky South
    ^ very unusual that.


    cool story bro >
    And I have teh 1hbh. Moved away from it last year due to elbow problems (and just really getting back to tennis), but now that is sorted out and since I have been playing consistently for 3 years now (read footwork and technique back to my days of youth) I have gone back to my bread and butter 1hbh. Changed racquets and strings too.
    < cool story bro
     
  28. Rock Strongo

    Rock Strongo Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,642
    Location:
    Sweden
    I swap between an OHBH and a 2HBH frequently during play, does that count? Also, no I'm not Tsonga.
     
  29. Ash_Smith

    Ash_Smith Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Messages:
    3,853
    Location:
    A green and pleasant land
    Hit 2 hander from age 5 to about 23ish, then switched to a single as I'd been coaching since 16 and the 2 hander became rather redundant, so I taught myself to hit a single.

    cheers
     
  30. Ash_Smith

    Ash_Smith Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Messages:
    3,853
    Location:
    A green and pleasant land
  31. rst

    rst Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2012
    Messages:
    254
    Location:
    northern nv
    i have seen tomic lay out a OHBH-SL dtl against Novak. looked oddly effective and was for that one shot
     

Share This Page