Proper Backhand Grip for better power/Rate mine.

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by TahoeTennis, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. TahoeTennis

    TahoeTennis Hall of Fame

    May 19, 2009
    I'm an aggressive 4.5 baseliner and have been experimenting with some new BH grips/tweaks. I hit a 2HBH but love the one handed deep slice, ala Fed and Dolgo. However when a ball is hit wide to my backhand I have trouble getting more power to rip a passing shot. Any tips? thanks!

  2. Lukhas

    Lukhas Legend

    Apr 3, 2013
    Hit a slice or a lob. When you're out of position and running on a fast ball, of course it's difficult to hit a passing shot. Even more on the backhand side. In fact, I would worry much more about what happened before in the point that let your opponent putting you outside the court. The question isn't "what should I do?". The question is "Where did I screw up in the rally so I am forced to hit a desperation shot on a fast ball while being moved out of the court?".
  3. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

    Dec 28, 2008
    East side of San Francisco Bay
    Looks like some form of conti grip, similar to what I use for defensive gets (heavy underspin and slow moving ball), and what I consider a conti grip with a slight shift towards eForehand.
    I think Fed and Haas uses this grip for slicing also.
    Taken late, it's very effective against head high bouncing topspin shots, and is also great for hitting low skidders off low balls.
    Taken early, it pops up a sitter for your opponent.

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