Why onehanders don't use 2HBH but 2handers use 1HBH?

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  1. Golden Retriever

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    Virtually all 2handers use the 1HBH to slice but onehanders never use the 2HBH to do anything (except maybe James Blake.) The 1HBH is much better for slices and the 2HBH is much better for returning serves (and high balls for that matter.) Since the 2handers are flexible enough to use the 1HBH for what it does best why dont the onehanders do the same thing and use the 2HBH for what it does best?
     
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    And why don't you stop posting these kind of thoughts? You never make any sense
     
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    andres is right. this is a nonsense.
     
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    Why dont you come online on msn messenger HEY????
     
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    I am sorry I hurt your feeling.
     
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    Because if you're good with a 1HBH, why would you ever want to use a 2HBH?
     
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  7. Golden Retriever

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    Maybe just for returning serves.
     
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  8. Batoussai

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    I do it. I return serves with a 2HBH and hit my baseline strokes 1HBH. It's an advantage double handed returns...

    At least for me it is...
     
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    Professional one handers never do that. They are just used to it.
    But I think in future, you will see more of it.
     
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    It's a strange question considering you do play tennis. Learning the 1H topspin BH will usually hose your mechanics for a solid 2H BH, let alone at a pro level. Most 2 handers, since they already adopt a slice, can produce some kind of 1H topspin stroke for practice ralliers and such. However, most 1H topspin guys find the 2 hander very uncomfortable.

    Plus, it's unnecessary (let alone extremely confusing in game situation) to use a 2 hander on high ball if you already have a SW BH.

    It's like me asking how come pros don't switch their SW grip to a full Western for high bounce balls.
     
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    exactly what i was going to say........also once you have such a good 1HBH, the 2HBH feels so.....awkward...
     
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  13. 127mph

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    "one hander is a more beautiful looking shot"- richard gasquet
     
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    I have seen a pro who does this. It was at Wimbledon a few years ago. Braccialli I think.
     
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    Not on rally backhands, but to return high serves to that wing. And he doesn't do it anymore :)
     
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    To answer your Q, I have a 1HBH on both slice & drive. If I hold a tennis racquet in 2 hands it feels terribly uncomfortable, and unnatural. If I try to hit a ball I feel like I would need a racquet twice as long to get any power at all.
     
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    The correct way to hit slices is with 1 hand, regardless of if you drive your backhand with 1 hand or 2 hands. Yes, I know there are (1 in a million) club level players who slice on the backhand side with 2 hands, but that doesn't make it correct.
     
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  18. 127mph

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    it makes me sick when people do 2 handed volleys at the net. that is seen alot in the wta.
     
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  19. Chauvalito

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    You shoulf watch some highlights of Florian Mayer...other than having really weird mechanical strokes, he uses to hands to slice, and is actually pretty good at it...
     
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    hahahahha hahhaha
     
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    one of the ugliest sights in tennis. almost as bad/unnatural as a 2-handed forehand.
     
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