After experimenting with the 5oclock take back idea i've come a bit of a halt. (if you don't know what im talking about watch this: ) The 5oclock FH works really well, almost straight into slot (but not quite) - very compact swing, handles fast balls really well, can hit variety, hits with a lot of power, forces you to use your body to generate spin. I guess the factor here is, after you rotate your torso, you can also control your arm to swing low to high more (for more topspin) or less (for flatter more penetrative shots). On the 1HBH this is a bit harder. I'm not sure why. It seems like the concept of "hit every ball at the same height" is super important here for the 1hbh. It also seems less intuitive the racquet "flip". On the FH it "flips" quite easily from 5oclock to under the ball, when the body moves it just seems to flip down and get under the ball. I guess a similar thing happens to the 1HBH, but i think it requires more focus to be put on actually getting the hand under the ball.. it might be an anatomical thing, due to the bh arm being across the body. (or this could just be me for some weird reason maybe a bad habit?) Also, mega emphasis has to be put on bending down, jumping up, or moving back, to hit the ball around waist height (or as close to, between 6 inches below waist to shoulder seems fine... but above shoulder is asking for trouble and below knee you gotta just slice IMO) as it will just be more risky to hit it anywhere else. I guess we already knew this, but spacing/positioning is super important on the 1hbh. I think the idea of "timing is king" on 1hbh is really not that true. More so is spacing / positining. Timing is key on everything, but you can time it well and still hit thin air if you're not in the right position. FH seems to compensate easy compared to BH. I mean, watch any of these videos: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wawrinka+court+level IMO you will see nearly every backhand hit by Stan is hit around the same height. If he can, he will hit it around hip height. If he can't, he'll hit a loopier topspin from high up, or slice if its out wide or super low. If the ball is super high and deep to his BH, he often retreats further back, lets the ball drop, and has a massive cut at it. It seems to work for him. Even if his opponent has sensed him retreating, he's blasting this BH so hard it will be hard to do anything with. Also watch these "court level" videos on youtube with the wawrinka BH, the rallies usually have so much pace on them. The balls aren't being hit loopy, they're being hit penetrative. Why master the "above shoulder" 1hbh technique if high level tennis most shots are being struck very penetrative (and naturaly lower) and mostly hit around waist height anyway? In the rare occassion that someone hits a loopy deep ball to your BH, may as well move back a bit and just hit the same shot than try to master a new one. Easier to do that. For the players that loop everything to your BH? Well, they probably aren't very good players. Loopy shots require loopy strokes. Loopy strokes don't return pace well. When you serve and serve return, inject pace into every ball and their strokes will probably start to break down, timing off, shanking it, etc. If their strokes don't break down - can they loop off both wings? Hit it to the wing they cant. 2hbh is naturally a very flat shot. 1hbh is better for hitting spin. So you can either loop them back, or just hit to their 2hbh.