How to use Rotation for a Better Two handed Backhand

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A two handed backhand is much more effective when you involve the whole body. The clip will explain how to use rotation of the body for a more solid two-handed backhand.

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Allow your Body to Rotate Better by Stepping into the Shot Correctly

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A good footwork is the base of any stroke. A common mistake on groundstrokes, is stepping forwards with the foot parallel to the net. This will make it very difficult for the hips to rotate properly. In order to allow the body to work efficiently a correct foot position is essential. Here is what you should do.

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The Best Grip for a Two-handed Backhand

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A solid stroke starts with a strong grip. Without an effective grip, the swing will suffer. I this video you will learn how to hold the racquet to hit a strong two handed backhand.

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Point to your Target for a Better Two-Handed Backhand

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In order to hit a strong two-handed backhand, the racquet head needs to stay behind the ball longer. Bringing the racquet-head up too quickly will generate more spin but less power.

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Learn to Generate more Topspin on your Two-Handed Backhand

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The forearm and wrist of the non dominant arm are responsible for accelerating the racquet head to generate topspin. Use your non-dominant arm as if you where hitting a forehand. Learn how to do this effectively to hit a heavier ball.

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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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