And I feel a lot more confident with my game now. I would typically use a forehand stroke and a backhand stroke with occasional volleys. But for the most part, only forehand and backhand strokes. My game was very limited and predictable. But now that I have the backhand slice, OMG. So much SELECTION with what to do! I can smash a backhand, OR I can take pace off the ball and make the opponent run from his comfort zone of the baseline into the service box, where I can get past him and smash winners! I can reach and slice the ball and still keep it in play, whereas a BACKHAND ONLY stroke was ineffective, inefficient, and uncomfortable. If he serves to my backhand, SLICE. Selection, selection, selection. I love it. I won more often today. Holy crap, I love my backhand slice. Haha. Moment of utter happiness. EDIT: It took me about a week to learn a good backhand slice. The first few drills I did with my coach was aweful. I was hitting balls miles up into the air, out of the court. Or mishitting. But now, I DRIVE the ball forward. Every single day I'd go to a wall, and just practice slicing.