1. C

    The Scapula in Tennis Strokes

    The scapula and rib cage form a joint, called the scapulothoracic joint. But this joint does not have a bony connection to the rib cage. The scapula moves around on the rib cage. The scapula repositions the shoulder joint (glenohumeral joint) which is located on the scapula. The scapula is...
  2. L

    Which backhand do you use and why?

    I understand the general pros and cons of one handed vs two handed backhand. I am curious about the deciding factor that made you choose your backhand style. A little background: I am relatively new to tennis, and I picked up 2HBH first because it was easier to learn. After a few weeks, I...
  3. W

    The better backhand than forehand fallacy

    Seen many amateurs claiming their backhand is better than their forehand. When it is true it is always because their forehand is crappy. The bad thing is the players suffering from a crappy forehand, are proud as if it was a good thing. Looked for threads over this forum and seen many claims...
  4. pico

    18 x 20 racquets and 1HBH advice.

    Hi guys. Recently I have been struggling with the one hand backhand with my 18 x 20 racquets. I play either a Gravity Pro or Phantom 93P. I find that I am either just hitting the net cord or getting my balls long. I find that I struggle with directional control as well. Yesterday, I switched to...
  5. Znak

    Straight arm on OHBH

    Do you guys use a straight arm on your OHBH à la Thiem, or have a slight bend like Fed? And out of curiosity, have out tried both and noticed differences?
  6. Znak

    WTA 2HBH Stance

    Out of curiosity, why do so many WTA players play their 2HBH out of this stance? I'm a OHBH so it's hard for me to relate... is it to generate more power or more of a defensive thing? Why do we see less of this by ATP players (or am I just not paying attention to it)?
  7. Stanzad

    What happened to Federer NEO backhand of 2017?

    He’s not the same player since Toronto/2017
  8. pico

    Hit one-hand backhand close to body?

    I was playing yesterday and I play with a one-hand backhand though this could apply to a double-hand too. I noticed that the closer I allowed my body to hit the ball (without being jammed), the more brush I could get on it and impart more spin. It created a more loopier ball but I liked it. Is...
  9. R

    Need Help on Slice Backhand

    No matter how much I practice the slice, or how many times I watch Federer slow mo, I always shank the slice. It either pops up, has no spin, or hits the frame. I've probably hit two good slice backhands in my entire life. Whereas my slice forehand is deadly if I hit it properly, it stays low...
  10. dainova

    Need tip'n'tricks for 7yo backhand basics

    Hi I'm looking for tips and drills to get my fun student 7 yo (play 1.5 times/ week for 4 months). His backhand now always goes to the right, I can't use my common language, as I see some lingo and cultural barriers, they fresh in US from Asia, so I'm looking to find some tips which can look...
  11. Kylo Reed

    Could Wawrinka Shorten His Take-back?

    First and foremost, I am a huge admirer of Wawrinka's one-handed backhand. If his ability on his backhand side does not astonish you enough yet, look no further than: However, I am also an avid student of the game who is always looking for knowledge to improve my game. So, I would love to...
  12. The Vitamin L

    Noob doubles set with my friends (1.0+)

    Hi everybody! I was able to squeeze in a doubles set with my brochachos the other night. One of the court lights was out and there were cars periodically flashing lights behind the forecourt so it made tracking the ball pretty tricky. I edited out most of the doubles faults and ball retrieving...
  13. DeepTopspinToBackhand

    Is nadal's backhand a good one to emulate

    People are always praising djokovics and nishikoris backhand but Rafa has been ripping his backhand lately and would it be a good idea to copy some aspects of it (shoulder turn, racket take back)
  14. DeepTopspinToBackhand

    How to get more power on two handed backhand

    I use a continental grip for my right hand and semi western for left, which is a topspin friendly grip. But my problem is hitting the backhand with pace. I have a good amount of spin and can aim the ball 4 or more feet above the net and still get it to land in. However, what can I do to add...
  15. DeepTopspinToBackhand

    What are the key points on a two handed backhand

    I am struggling with my backhand so can you write the basic key points to hitting a consistent two hander
  16. DeepTopspinToBackhand

    Racket drop on 2 hander

    So as far as the unit turn, making contact in front, and following through I am doing well, however when I get in the position where the racket head is above the grip, am I supposed to keep a loose grip so I can let the racket drop, or pull with my right hand which will let the left wrist drop...
  17. The Vitamin L

    new video new racquet

    Back at it again. Finally bought a gorillapod to record some tennis. Very satisfied with both the gorillapod and the new racquet! Critiques on the tennis, video-on-fence positioning, attire, etc. are very welcome! Always willing to try new things slappin' da ball mini tennis for the warm up...
  18. pdizzy

    NTRP 3.5M looking to improve game to 4.0

    Looking for advice on my game to improve to 4.0. Feel free to follow me and comment on my progress videos below:
  19. ext2hander

    My one-hander vs two hander (video)

    ... Backhand, of course! My "extended" two-hand backhand has been my favorite shot, period. Not getting any taller or younger, one month to 71, so its time to resurrect my one-hand backhand that I hit for 20 years starting in the 1970s. Hence, for 2017 the one-hand backhand has been...
  20. Boom-Boom

    Paire looking good, will win Wimby

    currently on fire against a former SF... Gulbis, much improved FH and still a lethal BH Paire-Gulbis would be a fun final to watch :eek:
  21. Z

    One handed or two handed backhand?

    At this moment I have a one handed backhand but I am really skinny and my wrist sometimes hurt when I use my wrist too much on a shot. I used to have a two handed backhand and I'm trying to learn it again but it seems like I either hit the ball out because it dose not have enough topspin or I...
  22. 10isMaestro

    Small changes with big results

    I wanted to share with you my recent experience of some small adjustments that helped me a lot. I got to play a few times this week and I had some troubles with my strokes. I had an easier time hitting neat groundstrokes off both wing last year and the feel didn't seem to get back. My forehand...
  23. Devin

    Federer's Game Ranked By The Years

    I couldn't think of a better name for this thread, and I didn't find any threads addressing this already. That being said, what do you guys think was Federer's best year for the following aspects of his game? Serve Forehand Backhand (Topspin and slice) Return of Serve Footwork/Speed (Court...
  24. guanzishou

    Robert Federer was the first person to tell Federer to drive his backhand more

    Robert and Lynnette Federer are established tennis players themselves. Kudos for them for producing one the best champions that tennis has ever witnessed ============= FEDERER'S BACKHAND WAS LIT IN INDIAN WELLS WIN OVER NADAL MAR 16, 2017 by Nina Pantic Roger Federer was on fire on...
  25. J

    Backhand Tips

    Hey friends, Trying to improve my backhand - can you give me some tips? In the past my my arms were more bent on contact, so i've tried having more straight arms on contact. I think i've improved but its still not quite where it needs to be. Any tips, advice would be great. Thanks. (Also...
  26. Erlang

    How to build strength on backhand side?

    Sort of new to this. I am struggling big time on the backhand side. The shots are very weak. I feel like I can't get any racquet head speed on my one-handed BH. Even the slice is so weak that it occasionally results in an accidental drop shot. One handed backhand volleys are a struggle too I...
  27. M

    One handed backhand practice - tips needed

    Hi all, I am trying to fix my backhand. I often feel I lack power. I always thought I am not turning enough, but by looking at this video, it seems to me like I am turning too much. I don't know anymore. Please share your tips and problems you see here. I know I have too big loop :) But it seems...
  28. stephan_58

    Roger Federer All Backhand Winners Australian Open 2017 Final

    I made this compilation of all backhand groundstroke winners from Roger Federer in the final. Enjoy.
  29. M

    One handed backhand - should I use more extreme grip?

    I was trying to find some answers here and I did some. However, I would like to know more and see what you guys think. The video I posted here has been of great help for my strokes. Especially on forehand side. But now, I would like to work on my backhand a bit more. I am currently in doubt on...