But see . . .
If you are supposed to follow Wardlaw's Directionals, you can't attack the backhand against a superior player, can you? If we're in a forehand crosscourt rally, I can't change direction to the backhand unless I get a weak ball to attack (yeah, right) or I get an inside ball, perhaps by running around the backhand (good luck against someone who is spanking the ball).
In general, however, Spot has won me over on his "attack the backhand" idea, for my level at least. I find that serving to the backhand is far more likely to give me a first ball I can work with.
Whether I make a hash of that first easy ball is on me.
-- Random Error Generator, Version 4.0
-- Master Moonballer