18 x 20 and ohbh

pico

Semi-Pro
Just wondering if an 18 x 20 is conducive to a one hand backhand or a more open pattern is preferred. I cant think of pros that have a ohbh and use 18 x 20 patterns.
 

Kevo

Legend
Yes, it is, but pick whatever frame feels best to you. String pattern to me is a secondary concern, but the main advantages to 18x20 are precision and string life. Both nice benefits in my book.
 

ChaelAZ

Legend
I hit my ohbh with dozens of different racquets and string patterns without issue. As mentioned by Kevo, just settle on the racquet that works best overall for your game.
 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
You’re being too pedantic. Just focus on improving the backhand stroke itself instead of relying on the racket to. Pick whatever you like, and stick with it. I personally have never paid attention to or cared for both string gauges or string patterns. I’ve never been able to tell the difference between any variance of them
 
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2ndServe

Hall of Fame
Wow! How dense it is in the sweetspot and almost like a 16x18 racket outside of that!
The distribution/pattern of the strings may be more important than how many they are.
True but that particular guy could hit ohbh rockets with a snow shoe or a frying pan. I've talked to really excellent players and non of them obsessed over equipment like 4.0- 5.0 players
 

jersey34tennis

Professional
Tommy haas 18x20 with prestige
James Blake 18x20 Dunlop
Arazi had a beautiful
One handed with another prestige. I mean you could
Include muster but I wouldn’t qualify his as particularly great. Gustavo kuerten and gasto. Gaudio more 18x20’s
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
True but that particular guy could hit ohbh rockets with a snow shoe or a frying pan. I've talked to really excellent players and non of them obsessed over equipment like 4.0- 5.0 players
True, but us rec players don't get a custom drill pattern the way pros get!

Domi basically has 10 center mains.
 

Goof

Semi-Pro
As someone who came of age playing with a OHB with a Head Pro Tour 280 (and would still choose to play with it if it wasn't so hard on my oft-injured hand), I came here to say Gustavo Kuerten but see I was beaten to it.
 
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