backhand

  1. C

    Rotation Axes & Racket Head Speed

    If there is a rotation axis and an object is rotating around that axis, the speed of the object is r (radius) X rotation rate Where the radius is found by first finding and drawing the axis, including extending the axis beyond the object. Then you just draw (or imagine) the radius...
  2. E

    Tennis elbow — causes and solutions — a personal story

    I don’t claim for this to be a definitive guide on the tennis elbow problems and solutions. Contrary, it is a personal testament, based on my (pretty methodical) self-observation, data collection and isolated cause-effect analysis. For impatient (tl;dr; ) — the main culprits were a) pressurless...
  3. Rafa4LifeEver

    Australian Open 2021 3rd Round match :- Dominic Thiem (world no. 3) versus Nicholas Kyrgious (world no. 47)

    These 2 players are meeting for the 2nd time only. Previous match was 6 years ago in Nice, France and unfortunately the young Australian had to retire after injury midway through the match. Thiem is the defending finalist at this event, having lost the 5 set thriller to Serbian superstar Novak...
  4. DeeeFoo

    One-handed backhand: index finger on strings?

    I'm still trying to learn the one-handed backhand, and watching videos of pro 1hbh players is something I like doing. I've noticed that some pro players rest the index finger of their non-dominant hand on the strings when preparing to hit a backhand. Whereas others just keep all their fingers on...
  5. S

    Returning player looking for feedback on my 2hbh (video)

    Hi all, I used to play tennis 2-3x a week growing up as a kid, it's about 10 years later and I'm trying to get back into it. Picked up a babolat pure drive and been hitting with my partner (she's much better than me) a few times a week for the last month. Having some trouble getting the...
  6. A

    My game sucks and I have no power, no spin, and lack consistency.

    I am a high school sophomore and have been playing for about 5 years now. I used to take group classes, and even a few private lessons, but have played primarily for school or with other people for the past 2 years. I played a lot of USTA last year and won a lot (I play in the Chicago area, it's...
  7. E

    Working on my backhand and need help.

    I never had a backhand and normally sliced to stay in points. I've been using a ball machine and the backhand is getting better, but I was hoping to get feedback. Please let me know if you have any tips or ideas that could help me out. Thanks. Backhand
  8. E

    One handed backhand with a continental / semi-eastern grip

    I still hit my one-handed backhand with an in-between continental and an eastern grip. I can hit a decent flat and slice with good control. Topspin backhand is not my forte. (I could also hit a decent 2H backhand in practice, but I have more confidence with 1H BH). When I switch to eastern, my...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. WilPro

    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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?
  14. 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)?
  15. Stanzad

    What happened to Federer NEO backhand of 2017?

    He’s not the same player since Toronto/2017
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. D

    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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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)
  22. 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...
  23. 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
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJ6cEJSKrS_LN4mOynmtNw
  27. 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...
  28. Boom-Boom

    Paire looking good, will win Wimby

    currently on fire against a former SF... ..like Gulbis, much improved FH and still a lethal BH Paire-Gulbis would be a fun final to watch :eek:
  29. 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...
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