The Clip discusses the best grip to use to hit an effective one-handed slice backhand.
Using the forearm correctly is essential to hit a strong one-handed topspin backhand. On an effective shot, as the arm moves towards the ball, the forearm will rotate explosively to accelerate the racquet head up behind the ball. Here is how to check if you are doing this right.
A solid stroke starts with a solid grip. In order to hit a firm one-handed topspin backhand, it is very important to place your hand on top of the grip. Using the forehand grip will not allow you to develop solid technique.
If you want to generate speed and spin on your topspin backhand, you have to swing efficiently.
Avoid bending your elbow, keep your arm straight and try to swing from the shoulder.
The use of the torso is very different on a forehand and on a backhand. Here is how the upper body works on a one-handed backhand.
The right grip will allow you to make contact in front of the body on your one-handed topspin shot. Keeping the ball in front will allow you to swing with more power and control. Understanding the right contact point is half the battle.
The non-dominant arm plays an important role on the one-handed backhand. It helps take the racquet back on the backswing, and more importantly helps to keep the torso from over rotating on the forward swing by moving opposite the hitting arm.
The forearm plays a very important role in a one-handed topspin backhand. It generates racquet-head speed and topspin. The forearm rotates on the backswing to allow the racquet-head to dip under the ball, then as the arm moves forwards towards the ball, the forearm will rotate explosively in the opposite direction to accelerate the racquet-head up. Let’s take closer look.
A player starts on the baseline. The coach stands in front of him with four balls in the hand. The coach tosses the balls up with high frequency while moving backwards toward the net. The player should follow the coach, let the ball bounce and execute an aggressive topspin backhand. The player should hit crosscourt. Goal of training Training racquet …