Tennis Game Improvement – One Handed Backhand

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Tennis instructor Jimmy Nguyen Founder demonstrates the difference between a one-handed backhand and a two handed backhand.

    Jimmy Nguyen: Hi, Jimmy Nguyen here, Founder of Easy Tennis. Today, I'm going to teach you how to improve your tennis game. In this segment, we're going to take a look at the difference between a one-handed backhand and a two handed backhand. First, we're going to take a look at Walden(ph). Walden(ph) back here is demonstrating a one-handed backhand. With one-handed backhand, you want to make sure, as the ball is approaching, we can do a proper preparation. So as we stand in our ready position, when the ball is approaching, you want to make sure you get into that proper preparation and you notice what my left hand is doing. My non-dominant hand is placed on the throat of the racket, I have proper body turn, my body is not turning opened up, but it's rather closed. As the ball is approaching, I am going to swing to the point of contact and the key is when you doing the one-handed backhand, that we swing out in front of our body is really important that we have to swing it in front of our body. With the one-handed, we can't hit sideways. Otherwise, we're going to lose a lot of control and we're going to lose the power that we want. Also not to mention, you're going to hit late as well. So obviously making ensure, one-handed backhand is going to hit in front of the body. As we follow through for the one-handed backhand, you want to make sure we follow through up here. So it will be a big swing, nice and easy. He knows what my racket is doing. At the point of contact, I am going to turn my racket upper, to the sky. Notice how my body does not open up like this. The reason why we don't want to open up the follow through for the one-hander is because we're going to lose a lot of control. So think of it as a semi-open follow through. My shoulders are open half way. Now we're going to take a look at two-handed backhand with Tiana.