Originally Posted by President
A 2 handed backhand is just so much more solid and consistent, and its easy to get at least a serviceable one. It's rare, once the basic technique is learned, to find an inconsistent and weak 2 handed backhand. A one hander takes more time to develop and is inherently a more unstable shot, so the 2 hander is much more suitable at the rec level. At the pro level the only big disadvantage for a one hander I can see is on the return of serve and actually several important advantages in a rally, but we aren't pros here are we?
Plenty of rec plays with a serviceable one-hander. Even a mostly slice one-hander is serviceable probably until 4.5.
One thing you forget is that if you are highly one-side dominant, the two hander may be just as difficult to learn. I've always felt like a pretzel with the two hander. For some people, having a one hander is what fits.