If your backhand is really good, is there still reason to hit inside out forehand at recreational level? My understanding of the merits of inside out forehand is that (1) forehand is more accurate and powerful than backhand for most people and (2) due to the trajectory of the racket, the ball will naturally have a left-to-right side spin, which will make the ball slide out even further out of the court. If (1) and/or (2) don't hold true, then is there still reason to hit inside out forehand, leaving yourself more vulnerable with wider open court on your end? For (1), do pro player who have comparable or even better backhand rely as often on inside out forehand? Serena Williams immediately comes to mind who has comparable or probably better backhand than backhand, and somehow I don't remember Serena run around her backhand often. For (2), the side spin factor may be of significance for pro players. But I rarely see recreational players put on much side spin on their forehands. So, if you backhand is comparable to your forehand and you can't generate effective side spin on ground strokes, is there still benefit that can justify the risk of inside out forehand?