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Lionheart392 10-01-2009 01:27 PM

Has there ever been a player with a two-handed forehand and a one-handed backhand?
 
I doubt it but just wondering. It would be very strange yet interesting to watch.

NickH87 10-01-2009 02:20 PM

Lol we were just talking about this today during practice.

I played baseball all of my life and a two handed forehand is pretty damn close to a baseball swing. Im going to try it out tomorrow morning during practice because I play 1 handed backhand lol.

Tshooter 10-01-2009 02:22 PM

Curren used to hit a two-handed forehand once in a while.

dincuss 10-01-2009 02:27 PM

I was wondering this a few days ago...

cucio 10-01-2009 02:34 PM

You could say Nadal, in a way. He is a natural righty.

Scorch 10-02-2009 02:55 AM

Pancho Segura definitely hit a two handed forehand and I think that his backhand was one handed. Played a long time ago though!

With the exception of Santoro, Knowle and Sluiter I am not sure that there are any players active today who hit a two handed forehand

Golden Retriever 10-02-2009 05:35 AM

I don't think it is physically possible for someone like that to make the pro circuit. They are the 2 worst shots of tennis.

CatLasagna 10-02-2009 05:45 AM

Golden Retriever, just say no to drugs.

I dont think Federer would have half his titles without that single handed backhand. Nadal would still beat Federer I think even if he played two handed because Federer wouldnt have as good as slice and that's his go to shot to set up points nicely.

Golden Retriever 10-02-2009 05:48 AM

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Originally Posted by CatLasagna (Post 3991912)
Golden Retriever, just say no to drugs.


I must be delusional from the drugs I have been taking for the tennis elbow I got from hitting the onehanded backhand.

wyutani 10-02-2009 05:49 AM

no one i know, its just too weird.

darthpwner 10-02-2009 05:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Golden Retriever (Post 3991922)
I must be delusional from the drugs I have been taking for the tennis elbow I got from hitting the onehanded backhand.

Well that's cause of crappy 1 handed technique:???:

wyutani 10-02-2009 05:59 AM

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Originally Posted by darthpwner (Post 3991945)
Well that's cause of crappy 1 handed technique:???:

yes true, tennis elbow is caused by wrong technique.

Golden Retriever 10-02-2009 08:07 AM

Hmmm..... so I have perfect form for my 2handed BH? Since I never have any elbow problem since I switched 10 years ago.

Max G. 10-02-2009 04:43 PM

Yes, it probably means your form for your 2hbh is better than your form for your 1hbh, or at least the sort of mistakes you make on your 2hbh aren't the kind that cause tennis elbow.

FWIW, I've never had tennis elbow problems with either backhand.

Claudius 10-02-2009 04:45 PM

GR, how can you call the 1hb the worst shot in tennis just because you're not talented enough to hit it.

BreakPoint 10-02-2009 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Claudius (Post 3993319)
GR, how can you call the 1hb the worst shot in tennis just because you're not talented enough to hit it.

Yeah, that seems to be the way some people think on this board.

Example: "I can't hit a 1HBH well so therefore the 1HBH sucks."

They never say: "I can't hit a 1HBH well because I suck."

They blame the stroke instead of their own inability to master it. Sad. Real sad. :(

JeMar 10-02-2009 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by BreakPoint (Post 3993531)
Yeah, that seems to be the way some people think on this board.

Example: "I can't hit a 1HBH well so therefore the 1HBH sucks."

They never say: "I can't hit a 1HBH well because I suck."

They blame the stroke instead of their own inability to master it. Sad. Real sad. :(

The one handed backhand is almost the only reason I play tennis.

There's nothing quite as satisfying as leaning in and uncoiling into a cross court backhand winner.

My second favorite shot in tennis is the heavy, slow kick serve wide on the ad side.

Golden Retriever 10-02-2009 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Claudius (Post 3993319)
GR, how can you call the 1hb the worst shot in tennis just because you're not talented enough to hit it.

Because it hurts my elbow. I play the guitar and I am not talented neither. However I still play since it doesn't hurt my elbow.

THESEXPISTOL 10-02-2009 06:39 PM

Federer can hit both
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBvu7uA5_ig

BreakPoint 10-02-2009 07:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeMar (Post 3993540)
The one handed backhand is almost the only reason I play tennis.

There's nothing quite as satisfying as leaning in and uncoiling into a cross court backhand winner.


My second favorite shot in tennis is the heavy, slow kick serve wide on the ad side.

Yup, same here.

There's nothing like ripping a flat or topspin 1HBH crosscourt or down-the-line for a clean winner. The feeling is tremendous. Even slice backhands feel great. I'll even sometimes run around my forehand to hit 1HBH's because I love the way it feels so much. :)

BTW, ripping inside-out crosscourt 1HBH's are great, too. :)


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