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TahoeTennis 06-29-2013 01:06 PM

Proper Backhand Grip for better power/Rate mine.
I'm an aggressive 4.5 baseliner and have been experimenting with some new BH grips/tweaks. I hit a 2HBH but love the one handed deep slice, ala Fed and Dolgo. However when a ball is hit wide to my backhand I have trouble getting more power to rip a passing shot. Any tips? thanks!

Lukhas 06-29-2013 01:15 PM

Hit a slice or a lob. When you're out of position and running on a fast ball, of course it's difficult to hit a passing shot. Even more on the backhand side. In fact, I would worry much more about what happened before in the point that let your opponent putting you outside the court. The question isn't "what should I do?". The question is "Where did I screw up in the rally so I am forced to hit a desperation shot on a fast ball while being moved out of the court?".

LeeD 06-30-2013 08:31 AM

Looks like some form of conti grip, similar to what I use for defensive gets (heavy underspin and slow moving ball), and what I consider a conti grip with a slight shift towards eForehand.
I think Fed and Haas uses this grip for slicing also.
Taken late, it's very effective against head high bouncing topspin shots, and is also great for hitting low skidders off low balls.
Taken early, it pops up a sitter for your opponent.

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