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one or two handed backhand?

one handed
5 (35.7%)
two handed
9 (64.3%)

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Voting closed: December 07, 2005, 07:20:26 AM

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Offline MC ill Logic

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one or two handed backhand?
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2005, 06:45:10 AM »
Quote from: "wilsonboy"
one-handers have disproportional arms. I love using two-handed b/c of the power I can generate from it. Plus, it looks better...lol
As opposed to Nadal, who is perfectly symmetrical.

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« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2005, 06:55:10 AM »
Sampras, Federer, McEnroe, Becker, Lendl, and Edberg.  

Connors, Borg, Wilander, Agassi, Hewitt, and Roddick.  Nuff said.

There's a reason why Sampras switched from a two-hander to a one-hander, and it wasn't because his coach thought it would make him a better baseliner (win the French).  The whole point was to develop an all court game (win Wimbledon).  

The two-hander is better for returning and it has some advantages on the baseline in general, but the one-hander has a lot of advantages also.  It seems to help people develop a better transition and net game.  Most two-handers don't have a good slice.  Overall I don't think a two-hander is "better."  A two-hander might be of greater benefit on the baseline, but a one-hander seems to improve the player in ways that the two-handed backhand just doesn't.  

Personally, I could never hit a two-hander for the life of me.  I can't hula hoop either.  For some reason I think these two inabilities are related.