Well, I don't know if this is the right subforum for it, but I'll start anyway. I'm going to university in The Netherlands. I have watched the European GS from when Krajicek won Wimbledon. The last three years or so, I've watched the Masters Cup, US Open, and Australian Open as well. Just because I love the sport, to watch. I love the intensity of the game. The mental toughness, physical abilities, and skills needed combined in one sport. This is the first year I'm really following all season. I don't watch everything, but I follow results of at least all MS tourneys. So, this summer, me and a friend of mine decided to pick up a tennis-raquet, for the first time. I'm a 19 years old male. It's still very poor. I'm starting to follow some course their giving at the gym of our university. I can get a serve in now, and a looping forehand over the net and inside the baseline, sometimes it's not even a looping one! My biggest problem so far is my backhand. I started hitting it with one hand, but those always end up in the net or hit 20 metres of sky. With a twohanded backhand, it's going a little better but not much. It always looks cool when my opponents at the net and goes to my backhand, to find me hitting a great backhand lob, which unfortunately was meant to be a backhand down the line I don't really know how to hit a backhand. I don't expect to ever become any good, but I want to at least hit something that looks like a backhand. If I hit with twohands, should most of my power come from my writing-arm, my right arm, or the leftarm, which i put on the raquet as well to sort of push it. I really don't know if this is really the forum to ask such newbie questions, but I thought I just give it a shot. All help is welcome, Thanks PS, sorry if my English is far from perfect.