Hewitt Backhand

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by TennisAddict93, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Obviously the effectiveness is there but technically is this a good shot?


    He bunts the ball very flat, pushing the racquet forward through the impact point. No topspin, very unlike the textbook 2 handed backhand. He has to have insane timing on nearly every ball and does not get any topspin to add margin for error/control on his shots. Im surprised how consistent he is with this technique you would think he would hit so many balls long considering he control the ball with spin.
  2. DavaiMarat

    DavaiMarat Professional

    May 16, 2006
    Way too stiff. There is no flex what so ever in his take back or follow thru. This is what I consider a technical flaw in his backhand. All his power is waist and shoulder driven. There's little hip rotation or relaxation in the arms.

    I feel he loses 30% of his power right there and makes his ball lacking in heaviness. You rarely seem him follow all the way around the shoulders.

    If you want to a beautiful small guy 2H backhand, check this guy out...


    or this guy....


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