One handed backhand vs two handed?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Discovery660, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. Discovery660

    Discovery660 New User

    Jun 28, 2006
    Over the years I have worked on numerous kinds of strokes. Forehand slice, backhand slice, one-handed backhand, 2 handed backhand, etc. What I've noticed is during points/hitting I just randomly use one or the other when it comes to one-two handers. I'm not sure why, but I do. My 1 hand slice is good, I cannot do a 2 hand slice. Since I used 1 hand for slice, i decided to practice 1 handed. I have a little more control on placing the ball and top spin with 2 hands, and good power and angle on the one handed. I just figured it would keep my opponets confused. The problem is sometimes it does that to me. :) What shall I do?
  2. nickybol

    nickybol Semi-Pro

    Sep 15, 2005
    You should keep your one-handed slice and hit the normal topspin backhands with two hands.
  3. TennsDog

    TennsDog Hall of Fame

    Feb 26, 2004
    Pick one or the other. The only mixing of one or two hands you want to use is slice vs. topspin. If you choose to use two hands, that's for topspin rallying. Only use one hand for slice or drop shots. I'm kind of glad to hear two-handed slice doesn't work for you. It looks god-awful even when good players use it (i.e. Fabrice Santoro). Gives me the chills...
    While using both can confuse opponents (at least at first), it will confuse you much more and will produce indecisiveness on court (one of a player's worst enemies) and inconsistancy.
  4. Big Fed

    Big Fed Banned

    Jul 10, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    Use 1handed for slice and 2handed for rallying

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