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    Let's go traditional

    have you ever taken a lesson on the fh? a teaching pro should be able to point out the problem and fix it. most likely if you have incorrect hand motion it ruins the shot completely. or is there a video of your fh?
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    Let's go traditional

    it won't work even at higher level recreational 4.5 + because everyone is using polys and the ball jumps up and down too much. the pendulum swing has a flaw in that there is a dead spot or almost one at the back the the pendulum. that is going to mess up your swing against the up-and-down ball...
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    Backhand slice help

    practice your bh volley first.... catch the ball and squeeze the handle. the bh slice is the same.
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    Fast incoming balls to volley

    2 elements for the fix.. - first you have to move faster, that includes better anticipation, picking up queues on where the pass will go, faster footwork etc; - but the more important element is your volley mechanic. for fast incoming ball you need 'fast power'. without seeing your volley it's...
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    Open stance 1HBH proof of concept (Vid)

    it's not really that different from a 'standard bh'... just happens in certain situations that the left foot is outside and you don't have time to step across yet..
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    My slice vs Roger’s

    shadow doesn't mean anything... need to get on the court and see how the ball flies. grip pressure looks too tight, can see your white knuckles lol.
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    Saying indoor courts are faster is actually due to the SURFACE or the ATMOSPHERE?

    mostly it's the surface - just put less sand in the paint. there is no sun and no wind, so the players can handle fast balls... also due to limited court time in many situations you don't want an indoor match turn into a slow clay type of grind where you can't finish a match in 1.5 hours. when...
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    One Hand backhand footwork

    post a video of yourself? footwork is the LEAST important part of the shot... need to learn what the HAND does first, then the rest of the body will follow.
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    Torso rotation on one handed backhand

    e.g. this shot he had to hit a high one and a low one at 3:30. slightly off topic now... but if you pre set the spine angle then you won't be caught late and miss into the net.
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    Torso rotation on one handed backhand

    if you observe the pros with 1hb, you will observe that in general their spines are upright for the fh, but leans backwards for the bh, (again, generally speaking)... this is because the fh side muscle is strong and you can 'hand lift' the ball if needed.... but the bh side needs a backward...
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    Torso rotation on one handed backhand

    the pros don't have this 'standard weakness' right.. UE into the net can be caused by 2 things I can think of - - either the spine angle is too low and you'd need to arm-lift the ball... and if the ball comes fast you dont have time to lift... this sounds like the cause for you and your...
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    Torso rotation on one handed backhand

    I don't pull down with the left, I just let the racket drop from the upright position. this maybe an individual thing... if you can do it without affecting your movement and balance it should be fine.
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    Torso rotation on one handed backhand

    arm should be relaxed... everybody has different bone/tendon structure... some are straight when relaxed, some are bent... it doesn't really matter. you don't want tension to 'keep it straight'.... tension is the worst, it freezes up your entire body and you can't move/adjust.
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    Torso rotation on one handed backhand

    this is correct... the wrist is completely passive.
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    Torso rotation on one handed backhand

    your shot mechanic is mostly good.... I'd say film some hitting with a partner who can give you some tough balls... folks here should be able to help out... my friend's bh is mostly good now... rarely late... it's a different mind set - you MUST DEFEND THAT CONTACT POINT... if you let that ball...
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    Torso rotation on one handed backhand

    you are over rotating.... and this is a problem that can not be exposed by a ball machine because you can cheat by starting the motion early in anticipation of the ball.... in real battle I bet you are late a lot.. one of the guys I have been helping used to hit just like this, with a ball...
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    Torso rotation on one handed backhand

    nobody is saying don't relax lol... the OP's question was the rotation timing between the arm and the torso, and several have given answers that are mostly accurate - they do NOT rotate together... and my way of 1-2 stage is just one way to explain to certain people who may find it helpful...
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    Torso rotation on one handed backhand

    relaxed does not mean dead or passive. the 1-2 rocket is a concept to help amateurs to stay sideways and fire in the right sequence without over rotation.... the pros already have this sequence as second nature.
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    Torso rotation on one handed backhand

    pros are beautiful to look at.... but usually do not give good reference for amateurs.... the difference in physicality / athleticism is too big. for amateurs it's easy to tell if a shot is good - can you, or can you not, hit the ball to the intended target with 80% pace at all times, withOUT...
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    Torso rotation on one handed backhand

    no - this is a bad idea and will not work in real battle.... check my post above... it may look like this when the incoming is very slow... but in fast exchanges it doesn't work this way..
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    Torso rotation on one handed backhand

    I have been helping a couple of friends on the 1hb.. 1 common issue is the over rotation. on the fh you won't be punished too bad with over rotation... heck a lot of people hit open stance.. on the bh over rotation will produce late hits. guaranteed. the way I explain is like this - imagine...
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    How to hit short slice

    good experiment :) couple of things - the power level is more dependent on the contact point right? if the contact point is above the net you can power on, but if below the net then you have to control it. give the loose grip start a try, should improve both the volley and the slice.... when...
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    How to hit short slice

    1 more point about the loose grip to start the slice or the volley.... most people can handle a jam volley on the bh, but the fh is very tough... if you have a loose grip you can easily roll the fingers to change to a E or SW fh grip and volley the ball directly in front of you.
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    How to hit short slice

    if you experiment you will find the optimal swing length. yes the volley has very little swing.. and the slice is just a bit longer. the beauty of this method is that you can stay in balance better. I'd not worry much about the weight transfer.... you control the power level by the arm swing...
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    How to hit short slice

    I'd answer it in the sense that you just need to improve the overall shot quality/control, so that you can aim low over the net and also have it bite. what most people are missing is the grip pressure.. use the left hand to hold the neck so the right hand can loosely hold it with grip pressure...
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    I never know where to stand after hitting a short slice

    Fed uses the short slice a lot - either then follow up to the net, or cheat towards the left to unleash a fh on the next ball.
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    Your take on high balls with the OHB?

    just hit it down from up high. make sure the wrist is completely relaxed so that you can close the racket face.. it is no different from a regular bh.
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    Non clean contact and hand discomfort

    loosen your grip!
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