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Old 08-24-2010, 02:24 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by LeeD View Post
Bingo, you are WRONG again.
The reason the 2hbh is used more often in pro tennis is because all the little kids who were learning tennis as little kids could not swing a 1hbh with control and power.
As the little kids grew up, they stuck with their 2hbh's, not changing to 1hbh like Sampras.
Just like they stuck with their baseline game, choosing not to come to net unless forced to move forwards.

I know alot of people want to believe that. And that's the popular version for onehanded backhand proponents to believe instead of the truth, that the two hander is taught more because it is a better shot for most and better for baseliners and coaches want to teach it.

If there was any truth to your version, you would be able to explain how all the pro's in the wood racquet days were able to play with onehanded backhands with much much heavier racquets instead of referencing sampras or edberg that were one of the few that did switch but only because the coach was old school and wanted them to play a serve and volley game.

Kids being to weak to use a onehander has nothing to do with the domination of two handed players. It's the power baseline game that's played today that's superior to serve and volleyers, or onehanders trying to play baseline.
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