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Old 11-15-2012, 01:40 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by sunof tennis View Post
I think the majority of folks find it easier to learn a two-handed backhand than one hand. I tried it myself. Unfortunately, I am so left-handed that is was hard letting my right hand be the dominant hand like it should be. So, I went back to primarily a one-handed backhand but even now when I play someone who has a hard flat first serve, I will use two hands to return it.
LeeD is right, it is primarily a left handed forehand. I have had people choke up and hit left-handed forehands for a few minutes and then put the other hand on and they were hitting pretty good backhands almost immediately.
Funny you say that, I went through exact same thing. I'm a lefty and always had 1hb. Recently, because of my elbow injury,I started to make a switch to
2hander but I just can't get the right feel for the ball. Don't know, maybe I'm doing something wrong. I can't even think of having right hand dominant. Then decided to switch back with a small improvement. I have loosened my wrist (same for forehand) and that made a big difference for me. I'm playing more relaxed with better contact and control. All I need is practice.
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