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Offline robin623

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One handed or double handed backhand??
« on: October 07, 2012, 08:25:42 PM »
Hi guys,

I am a beginner and would like to know whether it is better to learn the single handed or the double handed backhand.

I have played squash for a while so it is more intuitive for me to play it with one hand, but it also seems more difficult to hit the ball accurately...

What would you recommend?

Thanks for any feedback.
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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 08:42:59 AM »
Go with the double handed if you're planning to be playing good tennis anytime soon. One handed takes time to master and even at that the power you can generate will depend solely on your upper body / shoulder strength whereas hitting a regular backhand cross court with two hands is easier / more natural than hitting a forehand.
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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 02:38:28 PM »
let me assure you there are a lot of advantages for a single hander........so if you really want to be a single hander, first hit slice backhands for a few months and then gradually try the drive.......

OR just what medwatt said.......
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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 11:42:09 PM »
Single handed BH is better but more difficult. You need to build up your arm strength a lot more if you have a SHBH.
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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 08:09:59 AM »
go with the stroke that revolutionized the sport:
 
go with the double hander. lot less variables to deal with and its lethal.

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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 02:08:56 PM »
one hand is prettier shot but 2h BH is more effective.

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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 08:23:25 PM »
I'm stuck with the one hander for this incarnation but think I'll switch next time around.  :innocent:

I should add that my backhand has improved in power and accuracy a lot ever since I have been maintaining balance by moving my left arm back as my racquet moves forward in the right hand during the stroke. It is doing so well that more than ever I would not want to change it now.  A good turn of course is essential and often saves the stroke if all else is wrong.
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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 11:41:16 AM »
one handed all the way  :gleam:
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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 12:47:06 PM »
negative general. :)>>>>
 
double hander is pure dynamite.

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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 04:27:46 PM »
one handed all the way  :gleam:
lemme guess, Haas again  :rofl_2:. yeah his one hand BH is freaking beautiful, same with Fed. still Nole rules when it comes to BH, just so efficient and ruthless.  :)

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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2012, 10:31:16 AM »
double hander :
1. unlimited power
2. accuracy
3. disguise
4. lot fewer variable so very little can go wrong

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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2012, 02:13:51 AM »
Go with likes of Pete Samprass and Roger Federer and Justine Henin and Stan Wawrinka - one handed!  You have more flexibility in doing more types of shots - slice, drop, top-spin, drive and you can get to the ball faster with one handed and hit it back faster too.  Plus, you have more angle to hit with!

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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2012, 07:52:06 PM »
I play with a one hander but you have to go with what feels natural for you.  I always find it interesting that typically players with one handed backhands have better volleys.  Note that I said "typically".
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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2012, 03:01:42 AM »
single hander = primitive tool
 
 

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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2012, 07:27:39 AM »
2HBH = for girls

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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2012, 06:10:50 PM »
2HBH = for girls

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lol. 

I like me some one handed backhands.  :)
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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2012, 10:24:18 PM »
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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2012, 12:12:24 AM »
2HBH = for girls

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lol. 

I like me some one handed backhands.  :)



sure you would. and what would you do with it if you play somebody like murray, nole, or the clay warrior?

they will ruin you and your single hander. :)) :rofl_2:

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Re: One handed or double handed backhand??
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2012, 09:30:17 AM »
I don't know about Scooter, but I don't plan on playing any of those guys! :scared:

Both strokes have their pros and cons.
I grew up in an era where only girls hit with 2 hands.
That being said, my H.S. dubs partner used both hands off both sides and could generate some serious pace.  East/west he was brutal but make him move north/south and he just fell apart.

I believe eventually we'll see a player that can utilize the advantages of both strokes during play.
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