|04-13-2009, 05:42 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2006
2HBH as Left-Handed Forehand
I've seen a number of good explanations on youtube of the 2HBH as a left-handed forehand (for a righty).
But lets face it, it isn't quite.
Today's modern forehand, for the pros anyhow, includes a windshield wiper follow-through with generous topspin, and western grips of various extremes.
There isn't symmetry.
2HBH's don't feature the left hand (for righties) swinging in a windshield wiper pattern, and if there is any preferred grip on the left hand, it's been eastern
(althrough a good number of people use SW).
For topspin, there's a kind of distinctive push down of the racquet head on the 2HBH, in order to facilitate the low-to-high motion.
So the question becomes, how does one explain the differences ?
Is it the fact that the hand is further up the racquet, that there is another hand preventing this kind of follow-through ? And why the predominance of eastern grips ?
Or could it be that swinging up the handle with a left-handed forehand is weaker, so the shot needs to be flatter ?
I like to understand what I can about tennis strokes, because I've found when I understand why I'm doing something, I know better what I need to do and why.
The 2HBH still baffles me to an extent.