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DolgoSantoro 10-01-2012 09:13 PM

My Two Handed Backhand Died
 
Around two weeks ago I lost my ability to hit a two handed backhand. If I try to hit one, one of two things will happen.
1: It ends up all spin and no power and will go around ten mph into the middle of the net
2: If I try not to spin it it will fly randomly with no spin or control and generally go beyond the baseline.
I have no idea how this happened, generally my backhand is a fairly strong shot. One clue I have though is that I don't seem to be using my left arm much. Have any of you had similar problems? How can I drive through the ball to get spin but also power? Should I just rebuild it from scratch?
I'd appreciate any advice you all can give.

On the bright side my slice backhand has gotten around three times better :)

spectastic 10-01-2012 09:28 PM

put some hip into it. Get the swing and contact angle right. Mostly importantly, footwork and timing. Can't hurt to go back to the fundamentals.

goober 10-02-2012 06:15 AM

RIP 2HBH.

Time to come into the light of the 1 HBH:)

Dharmaboy 10-02-2012 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goober (Post 6931078)
RIP 2HBH.

Time to come into the light of the 1 HBH:)

Testify! Testify! *claps*

mikeler 10-02-2012 09:46 AM

Make sure your non-dominant arm is doing most of the work.

sureshs 10-02-2012 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DolgoSantoro (Post 6930681)
Around two weeks ago I lost my ability to hit a two handed backhand. If I try to hit one, one of two things will happen.
1: It ends up all spin and no power and will go around ten mph into the middle of the net
2: If I try not to spin it it will fly randomly with no spin or control and generally go beyond the baseline.
I have no idea how this happened, generally my backhand is a fairly strong shot. One clue I have though is that I don't seem to be using my left arm much. Have any of you had similar problems? How can I drive through the ball to get spin but also power? Should I just rebuild it from scratch?
I'd appreciate any advice you all can give.

On the bright side my slice backhand has gotten around three times better :)

Real men do not slice, so you have to find a better alternative fast

Tennisguy3000 10-02-2012 12:21 PM

A good reminder of the basics:

Step 1: http://youtu.be/muyVAHUdWd8


Step 2: http://youtu.be/2RyEgnxMvIk


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