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Old 10-18-2013, 12:07 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Frank Silbermann View Post
I think the brain structures are different in someone who is strongly 'handed as compared with someone ambidextrous. I also think that brain structures change with use, all the more so in children.
I searched for a bit of scientifically proven facts that would be useful in such a discussion but there is not a whole lot going on with this topic actually
Only thing I could find was that humans, apes, cats and rats are all prefering one hand if they get to a complex task. The only theory why that is is more than a 100 years old and total nonsense, but no actual solution why people are using one hand preferably or why some are ambidextrous.

Originally Posted by Frank Silbermann View Post
However, when someone starts out fairly ambidextrous, I think it's a good risk to try that style of play and see what happens. I mean, the average person is not going to become a champion, anyway, no matter what he does.
If someone wanted to play with 2 forehands or 2 backhands I would never hinder him, I would heavily support it because I think it's very interesting to look at people using very different games and how "normal" players react to it. I just thought about reasons to decide between the two.

I just found something very funny regarding this topic - its no super official source but has somebody else heard of that ?
"In his early years, Nadal (who wrote with his right hand) played left-handed tennis with both a two-handed forehand and backhand. When he was 12, however, his uncle encouraged him to adopt a more conventional left-handed style. Nadal stuck with his two-handed backhand but switched to what became his signature one-handed forehand[...]

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When you google it, more sources say the same.
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