I have a one hander, but until the last few years I really just sliced the ball. And now when I play doubles I really only hit a topspin groundie a few times a match.
But the backhand is a tougher shot for most than the forehand. I think it is harder to generate power and spin with the one hander (never used a two-hander) than on the forehand side.
The one handed backhand is a shot (like the rest) that you have to swing through to consistently get the shot you want. If you are pushing the ball when you should be swinging through it will be tough to do a lot of things with the backhand.
Any chance you can take a video and post it?
I am dead serious about the video, I'll see if me and mdshahid can come up with a vid, that'd be awesome. Both our backhands are coming along real nicely though, very nicely. I am able to straight (down the line) almost perfectly all the time and my cross court is also progressing nicely, just need some depth on that crosscourt. I can still slice and that's still my reflex shot, as in most natural and comfortabel shot. When I step in and drive it, it feels perfect. When I fall back and swing at it, that's when.. you can see Gasquet do this, your shoulder does all the work and its not the best shot but it gets lot of topspin and drops deep (lot of air time though). But overall its improving.
I played saturday, sunday and today. I also have hit against the wall a few times before that. Saturday we played sets and I think we finally decided for real to stop playing sets so often and do more hitting. That's what we did yesterday and today and it was AWESOME. Let me repeat that: AWESOME. It feels great to be striking the ball so much and be able to devlop and focus on the basics of the game, the movement and all that for extended rallies. We played a set yesterday too but it was good, we got into more rallies and such.
Again, not much to say. I love hitting and I think a few weeks of actual hitting and not playing sets all the time will improve my game quite a bit. mdshahid hopefully'll also update his journal. Now that he's playing more all round, the matches are going to get a lot more interesting. No more winning 90% of points on service winners, double faults and errors. He's a lot more dangerous of an opponent when he plays his whole game and mixes it well with his really good volleys.
I am pretty excited for our matches and such now that he's playing well rounded. I don't know if I'll be winning sets almost all the time against him anymore, he's much much more challenging an opponent now and will only get better. I still think I have an edge over him for a few weeks to come but I'll have to output more and more of my game that I haven't needed to play out and then I'll have to get better as well. As of now, the one clear advantage I see I have in set/match play is my return of serve, that's about it, the rest is even and depeneds how we each can pull off our games.
I'll look into getting a video, after a week or two most likely.