Originally Posted by tennisdad65
That's because the short term results are better with 2HBH, and especially if they need to have results by the end of the class! If you gave them a 10 yr project with a kid starting at 5, they would think a bit harder.
Why? Why would I choose a stroke that fewer and fewer top pros are using? That makes no sense.
In my experience, in terms of the vast majority of players who indeed did learn one-handed backhands, they are far more ineffective and always trying to "fix" their backhands.
So, in terms of long term "projects" it would make sense to teach the shot that not only proves to be a better shot in the long run but I go back to my original question: why would I teach a shot that fewer pros are using?