Keep your Shoulders Level on your Two-Handed Backhand

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It is important to keep your shoulders level on your groundstrokes. Your shoulders should remain parallel to the ground and your body should rotate without dipping forwards or backwards to guarantee a more consistent contact point. This problem is frequently found on two handed backhands as players tend to lean forwards on low balls instead of bending their knees.

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The Ideal Two-handed Backhand Contact Point

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The right contact point allows the whole swing to flow. Understanding where that contact point is is half the battle. Let’s take a look at the ideal contact point on a two-handed backhand

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The Correct Stances for the Two-Handed Backhand

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In tennis the force is transmitted from the ground to the racquet so a solid stance makes a hug he difference. For a two handed backhand you can use a closed stance, an open stance or a stance in between. However, avoid stepping across the body to hit.

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Rotate the Body into the Shot for a Solid Two-handed Backhand

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Contrary to a one-handed backhand swing where the torso stays sideways, on a two-handed backhand it is very important to rotate into the shot. The hips and torso should be point in forwards at the end of the swing.

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Playing Points – Topspin Backhand on the Run

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The first shot is the running topspin backhand. The player hitting the backhand starts in the forehand corner. The opponent feeds the ball to the backhand side. The point is played out after the running backhand. HD-Video with visual presentation (3D)   Feed Tactical Training – Backhand on the run – The feed Feed underhand to the opponent’s backhand corner. …

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Off the Bounce from the Baseline

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Two players stand at the baseline, one behind the other one. The coach stands in front of them about two feet from them. Each player hits several half volleys back to the coach Goal of training Practicing the technique and footwork of the half volley from the baseline. Frequency/Load 3 series of 10 to 12 volleys per player. The Feed …

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